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Selecting Objects

Once you’ve created objects, you can use different techniques to select them.

To select by clicking:

  1. Choose the Selection tool (black arrow) in the Tools panel square8.gif.
    selection_tool.jpg

    The Selection tool in the Tools panel selects entire objects. The Direct Selection tool selects a point on an object or images inside objects.

  2. Click the object you want to select.
  3. Hold the Shift key to select any additional objects.

    You can also select objects by dragging an area, or selection marquee, around the object.

To select by dragging a marquee:

  1. Choose the Selection tool.
  2. Drag along a diagonal angle to create a marquee around the objects you want to select square9.gif.
    marquee_objects.jpg

    Drag to create a marquee to select objects.

You can also use a menu command to select all the objects on a page.

To select all the objects on a page:

  • Choose Edit > Select All.
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