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Select same fill and/or stroke selects empty text boxes

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Aug 14, 2023 Aug 14, 2023

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Using Select > Same > Fill & stroke, Select > Same > Fill color, Select > Same > Stroke color, or Select > Same > Stroke weight on any item in an Illustrator document also selects all empty text boxes, regardless of actual fill or stroke. I would like to keep the text boxes as placeholders, as I'm using the document as a template for designs where a variable number of boxes are used.

 

I'm using Illustrator 27.8.1; I observed the same issue in the previous version but can't speak to older ones. I've reproduced this in multiple documents. The issue does not occur with the other Select > Same functions (like blending mode, opacity, etc).

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Sep 05, 2023 Sep 05, 2023

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Hello @Kerry246214328l76,

 

I'm sorry to hear about this experience and for the delayed response. To better understand the problem, would you mind sharing some more details, like the exact version of the OS/Illustrator, a sample file (https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/share-your-files-in-6-simple-steps/td-p/12967...), and a screen recording of the problem (https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/screen-record-an-issue-on-windows-amp-macos-f...), so we can investigate this further?

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Hello, I'm experiencing the exact same problem.

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Illustrator: 28.1
MacOS: 14.2.1 (23C71)

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Screen Recording attached. 



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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 02, 2024 Feb 02, 2024

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Hello @JacksonMurphy,

 

I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing this issue with Illustrator. I appreciate you providing the version details and a sample file.

To address this problem, I recommend updating your Illustrator to the latest version, which is 28.2.

 

Please update your Illustrator to version 28.2 and check if the problem persists in a new file. If you encounter any challenges or if the issue continues, feel free to share more updates here. Your feedback is valuable, and I'm here to assist you further.

 

Best,

Anshul Saini

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Feb 02, 2024 Feb 02, 2024

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Hi, Anshul, the problem exists also in 28.2.

Selecting a red filled object and using Select same Fill & Stroke Color selects also empty area type boxes.

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