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Selecting Frames

Use this chart as a guide to let you know what type of object you have selected and which parts of the object can be selected using the Selection tool or the Direct Selection tool.

Unassigned frames

Not selected.

Selected with the Selection tool. Notice the bounding box around the object.

Selected with the Direct Selection tool. Notice there is no bounding box.

One point selected with the Direct Selection tool.

Text frames

Not selected. Notice there is no indication that this is a text frame.

Selected with the Selection tool. Notice the bounding box and the text in and out ports.

Selected with the Direct Selection tool. Notice there is no bounding box but the text in and out ports are visible.

One point selected with the Direct Selection tool.

Graphic frames

Not selected. Notice the diagonal lines that indicate it is a graphic frame.

Selected with the Selection tool. Notice the bounding box.

Selected with the Direct Selection tool. Notice there is no bounding box.

One point selected with the Direct Selection tool

Graphic frames with a placed image For more information on working with placed images, see Chapter 8, “Imported Graphics.”

Not selected.

Frame selected with the Selection tool. Notice the bounding box for the frame.

Frame selected with the Direct Selection tool. Notice there is no bounding box but the points are selected.

Content selected with the Direct Selection tool. Notice that the color of the bounding box for the placed image is the inverse of the color of the frame’s bounding box.


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