Selecting objects

Before you can move or modify vector objects, you must first select them.

You can select single or multiple objects using a variety of methods. If you already have an object selected, you can quickly select the next or previous object in the z-order (stack).

Edit All Layers and Select All

The behavior of the Select All command depends on the Edit All Layers setting on the Layers panel:

When shapes are created, a base box will be established on creation to accommodate the range of different potential shape sizes when creating variants of that shape. You can manually swap to a tight bounding box using the Cycle Selection Box option on the context toolbar.

Edit All Layers To toggle Edit All Layers:
Move Tool To select an object:

Do one of the following:

Move Tool To select multiple objects:

Do one of the following:

To select all objects in a layer:
To select all objects on a page:
To select objects (or groups) in a group: