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Scaling: Super Solutions

Scale Multiple Objects at Once

I dragged a selection rectangle over a bunch of items on my page, then Ctrl-dragged on the corner of one of them. Shouldn't that scale everything in the selection? Only the item I happened to be dragging on scaled.


Oddly, the keyboard shortcut (Command/Ctrl) for drag-scaling only works if the items are grouped (Object > Group) first — or if you drag a corner handle of any text frame inside the multiple selection. (Don't forget to add the Shift key to scale proportionally.) If you don't want to group the objects or the selection doesn't include a text frame, the Scale tool or the Scale X/Scale Y fields in the Control or Transform palettes will do the job.



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