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selecting all text objects in a single go?

Jun 27, 2012 7:22 AM

Is there a way to select all the text objects in a page.?

 
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    Jun 27, 2012 7:54 AM   in reply to arjun2

    You'd need a script.

     
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    Jun 27, 2012 11:08 AM   in reply to arjun2

    Peter's answer is correct IF you have multiple layers. If you have a single layer, make the Layers panel visible. Option/Alt-click the name of the single layer and all the objects in that layer are selected.

     
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    Jun 27, 2012 8:25 PM   in reply to arjun2

    Peter is right on this and I think we already have the script for this in InDesign.

     

    Go to Scripts Panel and check the "Select Object" script , it works on the active page or spread only not on the complete document.

     
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:41 AM   in reply to Manish-Sharma

    What do you know, I never noticed that script in the samples before. Thanks.

     
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    Jul 2, 2012 1:01 AM   in reply to arjun2

    It is there Indeed , take a look at the screen shot :-

     

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    Jul 2, 2012 5:54 AM   in reply to arjun2

    Look again. It's in the sample scripts sufolder in your scripts panel, and the samples hve been installed by default since about CS3.

     
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    Jan 9, 2013 4:07 AM   in reply to arjun2

    this script didn't work for me. It shows an error message. I tryed find/change object panel but it is still limited. I just needed to convert all text to curves so what I did was just select all objects and use shortcut cmd+shft+o and it converts only text on each page.

     
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    Jan 9, 2013 5:30 AM   in reply to didexeto

    I just needed to convert all text to curves...

    Well, that would be outside what is generally considered "normal" workflow, so you won't find a built-in feature that makes it easy. Frame/object selection is indeed limited to a single page in InDesign. The only cross-page selection possibility is threaded text.

     

    Why do you need to convert all your text to outlines?

     
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    Jan 9, 2013 5:44 AM   in reply to John Mensinger

    Well I would normally not do that but I am creatring a broshure which is downloaded from the clients website. Web developers said there was a problem downloading PDF file and sugested to convert all text to outlines in order to eliminate it as a possible reason.

     
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