Select All Across Pages
PLEASE create an option to select all objects or text over the entire document instead of just the page/spread you're on. Making a universal change to the document, such as outlining the type is such a pain having to manually change from page to page. I've seen MULTIPLE threads online for the past 8 years of people requesting this, and it hasn't been resolved.
Stephen Moore commented
This needs to happen, iot would be super helpful and I cannot even believe it's not an option
Jake Hammersmith commented
This is an absolute MUST HAVE feature. And the "swapimages1.js" functionality should be a native capability -- swap ANY TWO OBJECTS (for starters) and ROTATE ANY MULTI-SELECTED OBJECTS (swap their positions by rotating through the selection sequence).
I'll post a separate UV for the SWAP feature. Although I may have already asked for it....
Now that David Blatner mentioned using the swapimages1.js script in his talk at this year's MAX conference, I'm sure even more users would benefit from being able to swap images between different pages. To do that, we need to be able to select multiple objects across different pages. Thanks!
Jony Lamento commented
It is very very important
Tomas barta commented
Joseph Zolman commented
Posted 4 years ago. waiting...
Zak Mckellar commented
Please add this feature Adobe Team. I have been given a document with 80 or so pages where text styles have not been defined. All I want to do is change the colour of identical title blocks across all 80 pages. Unfortunately I cannot shift+select them all at once to do so. There is potentially a way to do so utilising the find/change tool and character styles but is overly complex for what should be an incredibly simple adjustment in any other software. There are many such instances like this which make InDesign a nightmare to use for basic projects.
Nora Chuff commented
PLEASE. Selecting page by page is so tedious. I don't understand why this doesn't exits. I am trying to migrate one existing doc into another with a different layout right now and I would really really really like to select all of the images to scale and change fitting options...I guess I'll just have to go page by page (x78).......
Chawki Chahed commented
When you deal with a 300-page document inherited from colleagues who have not defined style sheets, and you have to process that document in another language, say from English to French and you want to keep all the layout, don't tell me you ahve to go to 300 pages and select all the text frames to change them into French... come on, it's **** obvious!
Russ Buchmann commented
POSSIBLE WORKAROUND... Depending on what you are trying to do, I may have found a solution. It helped me, at least. Your mileage may vary, and I think a "Select All Across Pages" would be helpful—especially if you could filter it to types of objects.
Anyway, I was able to use the "Find/Change" dialog to easily FIND all TEXT frames that had a particular character style applied ("none" in this case) and CHANGE them to the desired character style. This allowed me to change the font style, color, size, etc. if no style was applied.
Looking at the Find/Change dialog, it seems like you can also FIND/CHANGE based on OBJECT styles (and now even by COLOR) and do something similar.
This requires finding and identifying your target(s) in some way and using styles to make the changes. However, it saved me a bunch of time compared to manually selecting a single text frame on 62 different pages.
Apologies if someone else already suggested this.
Edit: This feature should be called "Select Across Pages". Most of our requests concern instances in which we would like to select two or more objects across pages, e.g. in order to apply a script to them. The "Select All Across Pages" would be a logical conclusion from that, given that you hit Cmd+A on a document.
Agreed. Please make this a global option. My case: I often need to swatch images during layout. If I could select image frames across different pages, that would make my process so much easier! Thank you for taking care of this.
Vincent de Kooker commented
PLease make so that you can selct all objects in the document.
Nick Poe of Tall Pine Books commented
It's actually insane that this is not a feature. When a client wants to change the trim size on a 300 page document, it means 8 hours of **** resizing individual text frames to fit new margins.
Vitor Dornelles commented
And the funny thing is that if you want to create an Assignment for Incopy you can do it using the option "Add Layer to Assignment", and this will add every text box in every page that are in the same layer to one assignment! So, why is not possible to select every object in the same layer, even though they are on different spreads? It makes no sense!
Abderrahmane Chakiri commented
Please we need this feature.
Daniel Kither commented
Agree! Come on Adobe, get with the program, seriously.
Temple Lion Studios commented
Why torture us... Please make this function! :) I believe in you!
Seriously! It would save hours of work.