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Chapter 10. Multiple Items > Selecting and deselecting items

Selecting and deselecting items

The position, size, angle of rotation, background color, and other specifications can be modified for a multiple-item selection. Available options will vary depending on whether the items are all text boxes, picture boxes, lines, text paths, or a combination thereof. Only items on unlocked layers can be selected (see page 282).

To select multiple items:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Shift-click each item to be selected.

or

Position the cursor outside all the items to be selected, then drag a marquee that surrounds at least a portion of each item . (To deselect any selected item, Shift-click it.)

Drag a marquee over multiple items with the Item tool.


Both picture boxes are selected, and the handles on both boxes are visible.



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