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I'm trying to edit a text based image in Illustrator CC but parts of the text are not allowing me to edit or even select them. even clicking Select All doesn't work. has anyone had this problem? any solutions?

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Most probably, some of your objects are locked. Try Object > Unlock All (Alt+Ctrl/Cmd+2) to unlock everthing that's been locked.

You can also use the Layers palette to unlock objects or groups. Every object and group has a an 'eye' icon and an empty square in front of its entry in this palette. The eye is for visibility—click it to hide the object, and click the empty area where the eye was to show it again.

The extra empty area is for the 'lock' icon: click it to lock an object, and click the lock icon to unlock it again:

lock icons in illustrator layers palette

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