I have an illustrator file with several hundred layers and objects. If I select an object for targeting in the Layers panel, is there a way that I can get the object to be displayed in the center of the workspace. I currently have to zoom in and pan the document to see the object.
Likewise, if I select an object in the document, is there a way to have that object appear in the center of the Layers panel? I currently have to scroll the Layers panel to find the parent layer, and then drill down through the child layers until I find my selected object.
It seems odd that Locate Object command highlights the parent layer that contains the selected object rather than the object itself. E.g., if I have 100 text objects in a layer named Text, select one of the text objects in the document, and choose Locate Object, the Layers Panel is displayed with the Text layer highlighted rather than highlighting the text layer itself. Confusing words, I know. In any case, thanks for the reply.
The Layers Panel is updated so my text layer is displayed, but the highlight within the Layers Panel is on the parent layer rather than on the selected layer. It's not a big deal, but it's odd (to me). See my request at http://forums.adobe.com/message/4230611#4230611. Thanks for the help.
I see what you mean.
As for the missing Zoom to Selection command, there is a prime example for AI's splendid workaround capabilities. Usually, one may expect to get a straightforward command inside the View menu or elsewhere.
But that approach is, of course, far too uncomplicated for the trailblazer AI. Just for a moment, imagine there were no scripting capabilities in AI. What could you do to cobble together a provisional Zoom to Selection command?
Crafty AI users would dive into the realm of AI actions and do the following for example:
1. Create a new action in the Actions palette.
2. Select any object(s) on the artboard.
3. Insert Menu Item command: Object > Slice > Create from Selection
4. Insert Menu Item command: Object > Slice > Release
5. Insert Menu Item command: Object > Artboards > Convert to Artboards
6. Insert Menu Item command: Fit Artboard in Window
7. Stop recording the action.
8. Assign a shortcut to the action (F2, for example).
Delete the temporary artboards.
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