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While using Illustrator its been a tiresome task to select Text objects of same font size. Thank god someone has sorted out a trick of selecting all text objects. can anyone help in selecting text objects of same font size?????...

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    Default Selecting Text objects of same font size

    While using Illustrator its been a tiresome task to select Text objects of same font size. Thank god someone has sorted out a trick of selecting all text objects. can anyone help in selecting text objects of same font size?????
    Brijithkumar@adobeforums.com Guest

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    That's not yet a capability of Illustrator. You could find/change text formatting (including all the attributes you can define) in InDesign 2 or CS, however, so if you have that application, you might consider it for text-heavy projects.

    Time for another feature request.
    Steve_Werner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    That's not yet a capability of Illustrator. You could find/change text
    formatting (including all the attributes you can define) in InDesign 2
    or CS, however, so if you have that application, you might consider it
    for text-heavy projects.




    So for Illustrations, graphical and pictorial representations, which has both pictorial and textual data, Illustrator 9.0 or 10 is much better an option right?

    So Is'nt it better someone or even Adobe write a plugin for that other than to use InDesign or CS atleast for the sake of some hardcore Illustrator users who still loves to use the older versions.

    Thanks
    Brijith Kumar
    Brijithkumar@adobeforums.com Guest

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    If you, say, have type of many sizes all over your artboard, and you want to select all the 9-pt. type only, and change it to 12-pt., you can't do that in Illustrator. It would be nice if the Select menu included a Select Same Point Size Text, or the Magic Wand included a setting for point size. But no.

    As Steve points out, you can do this in ID using Find/Change to change the formatting, including point size, leaving the Find and Change To fields blank. But Illustrator's Find/Change command currently lacks this sophistication.
    Gary_Newman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Gary Newman :It would be nice if the Select menu included a Select Same
    Point Size Text, or the Magic Wand included a setting for point size.
    But no.




    Hard Luck gary, but i thought someone who sees this query might be knowing about some plugin for that, but in vain.

    Any way thanks Steve and Gary

    Brijith Kumar
    Brijithkumar@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Every application has it limits. In the InDesign forum, folks complain because it doesn't have the ability to select all objects of the same color, or by stroke weight, like it's done in Illustrator.

    There's always the next version....
    Steve_Werner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    In the InDesign forum, folks complain because it doesn't have the ability
    to select all objects of the same color, or by stroke weight, like it's
    done in Illustrator




    I've always wonder why adobe or any software giants want to create two
    different applications like Illustrator and InDesign, they both have
    something common and somewhat alike tools too right. They could have
    very well combined it into one big good Software called Illustrator.
    :) :D :)

    Thanks
    Brijith
    Brijithkumar@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Brijith

    I can't say for sure but it would be logical that the idea of the creative suite is to integrate the capabilities into one application or perhaps as i suggested a modular approach where you have nucleus application and add functions as you need them if you need them.

    Such as 3D Environment, Type Manipulation Tools, Custom Page Creation and Management. I am not sure these are the kinds of things that such a method would have but you get the idea.

    But I think it seems logical that eventually something along these lines might work.
    And I think that if one keeps posting these ideas from time to time they will help the process.
    Wade_Zimmerman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    …and considering the original request there is Javascript support since AI 10. I'm not completely sure, but I think for script people it would be easy to write a little script that selects text of same font sizes. Maybe I will find it out next week…

    Kurt Gold
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    Here is a script for AI 10 that might help. Open Script Editor and open a new, blank doent. Paste the following in and save it as a Script into the Scripts folder in the Presets folder in the Illustrator 10 application folder. The next time you launch Illustrator, the script will appear in the Scripts list under the file menu. To use it, select all the objects in your doent you want to search among or just Select All. Activate the script. A dialog will open in which you can enter the point size you want to search for. After it runs, any text object that contains the type size you are looking for will remain selected. Since you can't hilight multiple text selections with the with the Type Tool, this works only with objects selected with the arrow tool.

    -- Schawk, Inc. 2004 -- End Line
    tell application "Adobe Illustrator 10.0.3" -- End Line
    set in_size to (display dialog "Select Objects to Search" & return & "Enter a Text Size, in Points" & return & "Text Objects that Contain a Matching Size will Remain Selected" default answer "12.0" giving up after 60) -- End Line
    set search_size to (text returned of in_size as real) -- End Line
    set currentSelection to the selection -- End Line
    set counter to 0 as integer -- End Line
    try -- End Line
    repeat with targetItem in currentSelection -- End Line
    set match to false -- End Line
    if class of targetItem is text art item then -- End Line
    repeat with i from 1 to (count of paragraphs of targetItem) -- End Line
    repeat with j from 1 to (count of characters of paragraph i of targetItem) -- End Line
    set char_size to the size of character j of paragraph i of targetItem -- End Line
    set counter to counter + 1 -- End Line
    -- Delete the next four lines to get rid of the spoken update if it's bugging you -- End Line
    if counter = 100 then -- End Line
    say "Searching for " & search_size & " point size text." -- End Line
    set counter to 0 -- End Line
    end if -- End Line
    if char_size >= search_size - 0.005 and char_size <= search_size + 0.005 then -- End Line set match to true -- End Line exit repeat -- End Line end if -- End Line end repeat -- End Line if match is equal to true then -- End Line exit repeat -- End Line end if -- End Line end repeat -- End Line if match is not true then -- End Line set selected of targetItem to false -- End Line end if -- End Line else -- End Line set selected of targetItem to false -- End Line end if -- End Line end repeat -- End Line say "Finished searching text." -- End Line on error -- End Line display dialog "Select text with the Selection Tool (Arrow), not the Type Tool." -- End Line end try -- End Line end tell -- End Line

    The formatting got a little goofed up so just be sure a new line starts after every place it says "-- End Line"
    Douglas_Habben@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hi Douglas,

    I do not know Apple script.

    I have tried this script not working. There is some issue with it in apple script editor. I have tried to compile it. After that it dialog box coming in active doent but it is not selecting any text.

    Please help me.

    Regards,
    Sachin
    sachinrewa Guest

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