No but for the most accurate way of seeing what's selected use the
Have you tried using the direct selection tool?
The clue is to look for the "dots" at the corner.
@Bob: quite hard, if you have about 50 elements on one layer (the layouts are done with only two major layers .... don't ask me -.-)
@pixxel schubser: nope, I mean the overall border, that covers all of them in one big frame...
@Sandee: I know. But tell that to 20+ layouters, who want their program to work the same way as it did before (CS3...)... They are really confused by this extra border.
@Ellis: Wow, I didn't try that! Great, no border!!! Only that seems to be a bit buggy. If you have a lot of objects, after time it seems to "lose" some of them you selected at the beginning. Still, I'll tell the layouters, maybe this will make them a little happier Thanks a lot!
For all, who didn't quite know what I was talking about... this is Ellis' solution without the extra border:
@Anke – moving objects in x and y direction when using the direct selection tool might be no problem. Rotating or shearing them can be a problem.
It depends how you select the objects with the direct selection tool:
1. Method: Click one object, than hold the shift key and click the next one etc.pp.
2. Method: use the mouse and draw a selection marquee.
Shift click one of the selected objects two times!
Otherwise things could happen like this: