Select All Tricks

November 19, 2009

When working in CorelDRAW, as well as most any other software, pressing Ctrl + A will select all. By default in CorelDRAW, it select all objects in your drawing. But there are a few tricks you can use to select other things. If a guideline is selected when you press Ctrl + A, it will select all guidelines. If a node is selected, it will select all nodes. Of course this information is included in my CorelDRAW X4 Unleashed book, but I have forgotten it until I was reading one of the chapters today.

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  1. Ribs

    Is there any way to quickly select all objects, minus any bitmaps?

    It would be very handy to be able to convert all vector objects to curves if we can do this.

  2. Foster D. Coburn III

    There is no built in functionality that does this, but I’m sure you could find a macro for it. Jeff’s Select Same may be of help and I’m guessing there is another macro at MacroMonster that will automatically convert all objects to curves if you look around.

  3. Ribs

    That one doesn’t seem to help much but I’ll see if I can fiddle with it and get it to work for me. I’ll keep searching otherwise! Thanks!

  4. Ribs

    People and their password protections! No fiddling here, I guess 🙂

  5. Ribs

    This looks to have a nice feature that lets me find all vector objects, text, bitmaps, etc.

    Krasbit Layouter

    Should do the trick for converting to curves before shooting out files out to suppliers. Yay! Thanks Krasbit!


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