Select all items on a layer


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Select all items on a layer

The Select All command is pretty basic. It's kind of a global thing. I want to select everything in my current page. Command+A, Ctrl+A, no big deal. But what if you don't want to select everything in the entire page, you just want to select everything on a specific layer? If you're not using layers yet, I highly encourage you to check them out there. They are a great way to organize a document, especially if you're creating different versions. It's also a great way just to keep organized, keep all your text on one layer called Text, all your background images in the layer called Background, all your guides on another layer called Guides and so forth. You get the idea.

Once you have compartmentalized or organized your document that way, then you can actually use the layer as a convenient way to select all the items on the particular layer. Two ways to do it really. You can right-click or Ctrl-click on the name of layer on the Layers panel and that gives you a contextual...

Select all items on a layer
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Select all items on a layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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