selecting all text objects in a single go?

Enthusiast ,
Jun 27, 2012 Jun 27, 2012

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Is there a way to select all the text objects in a page.?

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Jun 27, 2012 Jun 27, 2012

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You'd need a script.

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Jun 27, 2012 Jun 27, 2012

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Peter's answer is correct IF you have multiple layers. If you have a single layer, make the Layers panel visible. Option/Alt-click the name of the single layer and all the objects in that layer are selected.

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Jun 27, 2012 Jun 27, 2012

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Peter is right on this and I think we already have the script for this in InDesign.

Go to Scripts Panel and check the "Select Object" script , it works on the active page or spread only not on the complete document.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 28, 2012 Jun 28, 2012

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What do you know, I never noticed that script in the samples before. Thanks.

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 01, 2012 Jul 01, 2012

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Manish-Sharma wrote:

Peter is right on this and I think we already have the script for this in InDesign.

Go to Scripts Panel and check the "Select Object" script , it works on the active page or spread only not on the complete document.

my script panel doesnt have this script im using version cs6

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Jul 02, 2012 Jul 02, 2012

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It is there Indeed , take a look at the screen shot :-

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Jul 02, 2012 Jul 02, 2012

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holy!!!...i don't have so many scripts. what versions are u using?

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Community Expert ,
Jul 02, 2012 Jul 02, 2012

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Look again. It's in the sample scripts sufolder in your scripts panel, and the samples hve been installed by default since about CS3.

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Jul 02, 2012 Jul 02, 2012

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okay, i found it, sorry : P

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 16, 2012 Dec 16, 2012

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this script is applicable to a single page only. what if i need to select text of whole document?

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2013 Jan 09, 2013

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this script didn't work for me. It shows an error message. I tryed find/change object panel but it is still limited. I just needed to convert all text to curves so what I did was just select all objects and use shortcut cmd+shft+o and it converts only text on each page.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 09, 2013 Jan 09, 2013

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I just needed to convert all text to curves...

Well, that would be outside what is generally considered "normal" workflow, so you won't find a built-in feature that makes it easy. Frame/object selection is indeed limited to a single page in InDesign. The only cross-page selection possibility is threaded text.

Why do you need to convert all your text to outlines?

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2013 Jan 09, 2013

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Well I would normally not do that but I am creatring a broshure which is downloaded from the clients website. Web developers said there was a problem downloading PDF file and sugested to convert all text to outlines in order to eliminate it as a possible reason.

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Mentor ,
Sep 12, 2014 Sep 12, 2014

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do you really need ID document with all texts outlined? Or just exported PDF? If the second, it's worth reading for you:

http://indesignsecrets.com/converting-text-to-outlines-the-right-way.php

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Community Expert ,
Sep 12, 2014 Sep 12, 2014

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Not sure why this ancient thread was revived. The trick in InDesign secrets depended on a bug that was fixed in CS5, so it is no longer 100% reliable. There's a thread about it at Possible bug: oulining text w/ flattener in CS5

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Mentor ,
Sep 12, 2014 Sep 12, 2014

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Well, it's still works perfectly for me (CS6, ID8) in those (thanks God) very rare cases when I'm forced to follow this ancient and stupid workflow of outlining texts.

Anyway, using special Transparency preset for export (yes, that's not intended use!) is better option then hunting for text directly in ID and outlining it (as original OP request is). Tables, paragraph rules, bullets and numbering, underlines and strikethroughs... - have fun with that stuff.

Another option - export PDF from ID 'normally' and try outline text in Acrobat... That's possible, too.

Yet another options? Apart of changing the printer

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Participant ,
Mar 14, 2022 Mar 14, 2022

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there is bug in script, everytime we have to deselect rest of the options.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 12, 2014 Sep 12, 2014

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1- slecte all the page

2 - you must press on ( Direct selection tool ) Arrow

3- Now Choose Type - Create OutlinesScreen shot 2014-09-12 at 7.47.05 PM.png

Without press ( Direct selection tool ) Arrow after selecte all page some text inside group does not convert to curve

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Mentor ,
Sep 12, 2014 Sep 12, 2014

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nice trick with direct selection, unfortunately, at least in a tables it leaves not outlined text (under the outlined copy)...

well, for me here - W7, CS6, ID8.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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@abhijeett89122812 said:

"there is bug in script, everytime we have to deselect rest of the options."

 

That's not a bug. It's done by design.

You could change that in the code by changing the default settings of the options.

In the middle of the script the original code is this:

with(dialogColumns.add()){					
var myRectanglesCheckbox = checkboxControls.add({staticLabel:"&Rectangles", checkedState:true});

 

Change the value for checkedState from true to value false like that, also in the 8 following lines.

with(dialogColumns.add()){					
var myRectanglesCheckbox = checkboxControls.add({staticLabel:"&Rectangles", checkedState:false});

 

Do the change with a text editor like the Editor application on Windows or TextEdit on MacOS.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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