Keep items selectioned/highlighted visually apparent for efficient editing/manipulating
In CC2017 the element(s) highlighted do not remain “visually” highlighted, nor do the guides. I can highlight several thing — text, boxes, guide — and I want to be able to see what is highlighted and move them with my arrow keys. It’s very disconcerting to use the direct selection tool, click on something (highlight it) and when I ,move away from that item it no longer looks visually highlighted. When I am working on complex charts/graphs/figures I need to be able to see everything I highlighted/selected as I am moving or editing them.
Ginny, sorry for the extremely late answer, it got slipped by me. If I get you right, you are talking about the option you can toggle in Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display: Show Anchor Points in Selection Tool and Shape Tools. Once it’s on, you start to see points in a selection all the time, not only when Direct Selection tool is picked, same way as if the Bounding Box is off, but with the bounding box.
Does it make sense? Please try it. Hope you found it out on your on and all these years were able to work the way you like.