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How to drag to select multiple anchor points instead of selecting them individually?

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Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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This must be answered elsewhere but cannot find it for the life of me. Thank you in advance.

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Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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Doesn't the Direct Selection tool work for you?

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Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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Only if I start from outide the canvas. Otherwise, the entire object moves. 

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Can you share a sample Illustrator file with some instructions about the objects in question?

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I am zoomed in and attempting to select multiple anchor points of a single object. 

 

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Have you tried doing the anchor point selecting work in Outline View?

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Thanks for the sample file.

 

Check if using the Lasso tool helps.

 

Or try turning on the "Object Selection by Path Only" option in the application preferences.

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