A Couple Of CS3 Problems

I'm not sure why but, one day I opened Illustrator CS3 and the main toolbar with the Selection Tool, Direct Selection Tool, etc. wasn't visible. The toolbar below the menu that shows an object's properties was also gone. I was able to get the main toolbar to appear by clicking the "Window" menu and clicking "Tools" but I can't the the toolbar under the menu to appear. How do I get it back and what is the reasoning for this happening? Also, how come, many times, the images are a couple pixels bigger than what I originally set them to? Thank you
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SheharyaarSaahilConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you are using stroke......width of stroke is not included in the object's size
so, if you have a 100 x 100px square, and apply a 2pt stroke.....the image will be 102 x 102px in size
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orangutangAuthor Commented:
Oh, I figured out how to get everything back by clicking the "Window" menu, putting my mouse over "Workspace", and clicking "[Basic]". I guess I somehow turned off the "Tools" and the "Control" windows. Does anyone know why it happened? I'm pretty sure I didn't change anything in the "Window" menu directly. I'm also still wondering why all of my pictures are a couple of pixels larger than the originals when I save them.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
that can happen if the program got not responding and you had to shutdown manually using task manager or your closed it but it didn't get released from the memory. in short an abnormal shutdown causes such issues.

for your second issue, can you please explain, if you are saving it using save for web or saving it as an .ai or .eps file....and when you say "bigger" is it in sense of size or view?
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orangutangAuthor Commented:
Okay, thanks. I'm using the "Save for Web & Devices..." option since that's the only way I know to save the file as a GIF. When I save the image and open it, it becomes a couple of pixels larger. I need the images to be an exact size for what I'm doing.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
that shouldn't happen......are you using crop marks to set the saving area or just saving the object with transparent background?

btw, is your stage view set to 100%? :)
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orangutangAuthor Commented:
Well, I don't think the view affects it because I set the width and height in pixels in the control box. Maybe, I'll send a set of screenshots.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
yeah that will help
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orangutangAuthor Commented:
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orangutangAuthor Commented:
Well, if you look at 1.JPG, it shows that I have a 1 pt stroke.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
stroke does increase the size of the image;
try playing around with different sizes of strokes, and you will notice the difference in the sizes of the images when saved with different sizes of stroke.
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orangutangAuthor Commented:
Hmm, I guess it was the strokes. But I'm almost sure the example I tried had no strokes. I, actually, can't even find the image I was working on anymore and I'm not completely sure what I was trying to do. I've looked at other forums and I think my problem might have been something like:
http://ask.metafilter.com/27422/How-to-make-a-singlepixel-path-in-Illustrator-actually-display-as-such
but I don't think I was trying to make anything one pixel. Thanks, though.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
a 0.1pt stroke in illustrator gives you the same effect as 1px stroke in photoshop.
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orangutangAuthor Commented:
I'm still having the same problem. But I noticed something else this time. When I try to save the image with "Save for Web & Devices...", I can see a blank (white) row/column somewhere around the image.
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orangutangAuthor Commented:
I think I figured it out. When I click "Save for Web & Devices...", I changed "Matte" to "None".
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