Select objects on multiple pages

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Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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Is it possible to select (or delete) several objects on multiple pages or spreads at once in InDesign? And I would like to do this via the UI. I can only select objects on a given spread at most.

This thread for CS3 indicates that it is not possible: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/selecting-text-frames-on-multiple-pages/m-p/1126364?page=1#M...

 

My question is for CS4.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020
Same in nowadays. There is no way through interface. Do you need to move all the objects? Here you go - https://creativepro.com/move-every-object-on-every-page-toward-or-away-from-spine/

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Same in nowadays. There is no way through interface.

 

Do you need to move all the objects? Here you go - https://creativepro.com/move-every-object-on-every-page-toward-or-away-from-spine/

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Hi George. Thanks. No, I just wanted to delete them all. It's a basic feature, one would think. It's possible in Illustrator.

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Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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Wow! That's all I can say, wow.

In a 4-page InDesign file you cannot select objects on all four pages?

Every once in a while I need a page layout program, but seems that InDesign makes simple things tremndously difficult or impossible.

 

 

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Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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It looks like "Wow - I don't know principles of the soft that I try to use it, but can blame his creators."

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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How do you do it? 

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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>> Same in nowadays. There is no way through interface.

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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For all who's ask this here: you can do only one thing — add your voice here https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/35888389-se...

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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Wow! That's all I can say, wow.

In a 4-page InDesign file you cannot select objects on all four pages?

 

 

A document setup with Facing Pages turned off can have spreads of up to 10 pages which can be arranged in any way with the Pages tool—in that case the pages’s objects can be selected:

 

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This is not "full" feature and neeeds to rearrange pages. However - thanks.

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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