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Nov 26, 2013 6:56 AM

Is it possible to create a custom selection so elements with a specific fill and stroke within a placed eps can be selected?

 

When initially placed the fill and stroke are not defined as a "style" so cannot use select "style".

 
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    Nov 26, 2013 8:14 AM   in reply to MichaelTzu

    See the magic wand tool or the Select menu

     
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    Nov 26, 2013 8:26 AM   in reply to MichaelTzu

    The EPS has to be embedded, otherwise you can not select any object inside the EPS.

     
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    Nov 26, 2013 10:01 AM   in reply to MichaelTzu

    Which version of Illustrator are you using?

     
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    Nov 26, 2013 10:42 AM   in reply to MichaelTzu

    You can select a bunch of objects with an action if you take these objects and give them an attribute name. Select the objects, and in the attributes panel enter a name in the text field at the bottom of this panel. In the Action you create you can invoke the Select Objects in the Actions Panel flyout menu and use the name you gave the object selection in the attributes panel to select these object automagiclly.

     
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    Nov 26, 2013 11:31 AM   in reply to MichaelTzu

    Michael,

     

    While working in Illy, you can Select>Same>Fill & Stroke and then Select>Save Selection, if that is any help.

     
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    Nov 26, 2013 1:37 PM   in reply to MichaelTzu

    As Prepress already mentioned this can be done with an action.

     

    The crux is how your files are built in detail. You often have to first carefully inspect an adequate sample file in order to develop the right action steps …

     
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