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Chapter 2. Page Layout > Selecting and Deselecting

Selecting and Deselecting

Before you can act on an object, you have to select it (see Figure 2-42). Sounds simple, but in InDesign you can quickly get in a messy situation if you don’t pay attention to what, exactly, is selected on your page and how you selected it. That’s why we recommend that even experienced users read through this carefully.

Figure 2-42. Selecting Objects

When you select an object using the Selection tool, InDesign displays the objects’s selection handles and bounding box.

When you select an object using the Direct Selection tool, InDesign displays the points on the object’s path.

The proxy in the Transform palette and Control palette represents the selection handles of the selected object.

When you drag a selection rectangle around an object or objects...

...InDesign selects all of the objects that the selection rectangle touched.



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