Selecting Objects

To move, copy or delete objects, you select them and then perform the operation you want.

When a object is selected, it has a shaded border around it with sizing handles (small squares or arrows) that appear in the selection border.

When multiple objects are selected, the dominant object has sizing handles; all the other selected objects have a shaded border to indicate they are selected, but don't have handles. The dominant object is the last selected object.

To select a single object

A single object can be selected by simply clicking on it. In addition, it can be selected by double clicking on the Browse Tool Window which provides the dialog hierarchy. When clicking with the rightmost mouse button, the object under the mouse cursor gets selected implicitly. This will not change an existing selection if the object is already selected.

To select multiple objects

  1. Drag the mouse to draw a selection box around the objects you want to select. Objects partially outside the selection box are not selected. When you release the mouse button, all objects inside the selection box are selected.
    - or -
    Select a single object and hold down the SHIFT key and click the last object you want to be included in the selection. All objects in the rectangle defined by the objects are added to the selection.

Once you have selected one or more objects, you can remove or add individual objects without disturbing the selection as a whole.

To change the dominant object when more than one object is selected

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