Is there a way to tell how many objects (paths) I have selected?

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Apr 14, 2009 Apr 14, 2009

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Is there an easy way to tell how many paths I have selected in Illustrator CS4?

I have a bunch of tiny line segments on the artboard, I want to make sure that I have enough for what I need, and I don't want to have to hand count hundreds of them to be sure... is there a readout somewhere in the Illustrator UI that'll tell me how many things I have selected??

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Contributor , Apr 14, 2009 Apr 14, 2009
Go to Window > Document Info, in the popout menu on the right side make sure Selection Only and Objects are checked. If the lines (and only the lines you want to count) are selected, the number of lines will be listed next to Paths in the pallet.

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Go to Window > Document Info, in the popout menu on the right side make sure Selection Only and Objects are checked. If the lines (and only the lines you want to count) are selected, the number of lines will be listed next to Paths in the pallet.

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Apr 14, 2009 Apr 14, 2009

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Thanks!

I feel dumb now, I skipped right over the "Document Info" palette and went straight for the "Info" palette when I was searching through the palettes.

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Jun 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018

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You saved my life, thanks a lot.

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Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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Thank you - I found it

In windows, if anyone's looking for it, the pop-out mentioned is the hamburger menu.

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Sep 04, 2018 Sep 04, 2018

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Haha "Hamburger menu" never heard this before you clearly eating strange burgers

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Sep 20, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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Sorry - I guess that's a UI/UX term...

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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thank you that helped.

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May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020

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I couldn't think of a way to Google this question until stumbling upon this thread which gave me the exact answer. Excellent BenWMac.

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Jun 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020

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You Genius! Thank you so much. Just a simple thing maybe, but it has changed my life. I have to order numbers of different concrete slabs from designs, & I used to have to count them all up by hand...

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Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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How many objects selected illustratorCount selected objects in illustratorNumber of anchor points in illustratorSow number of selected objects in illustrator...

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