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Click and drag selection-options?

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Jan 31, 2013 9:16 AM

When you select multiple objects using a click-and-drag rectangle, as long as the rectangle touches an object, that object is included in the selection. Although this is useful, on occasion, on a cluttered slide, it would be nice to be able to opt for a behavior by which an oject is only selected if it is fully inside the click-and-drag rectangle. (I think some drawing programs have included this as an option.) Is there a way to do this?

 

mike arons

IMAC, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to marons)

    it would be nice to be able to opt for a behavior by which an oject is only selected if it is fully inside the click-and-drag rectangle.

     

     

    I dont see how that would make selecting objects easier or more accurate, its more helpful to make a  selection by click and drag using the starting point and ending point  as a guide, then refine the selection with the  command key.

     

     

    there are many ways to select objects:

     

    • to individually select objects, press the command key and click on the individual objects
    • command A to select all the objects then, then refine by command click to deselect objects from the selection
    • use click and drag to select objects in an area, then command click to select or deselect individual objects
  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to marons)

    then just reduce the selection by a few pixels.

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