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Select Points

By Ceci n'est pas une nickname May 07, 2003

Rating = 414 votes

(Fireworks MX) To manipulate vectors with a high degree of control it's often necessary to subselect individual points on the path. But selecting lots of individual points on a complicated path can be awkward, especially if it's hard to use the marquee to select them. The commands in this extension can reduce the amount of clicking required to select those points. Four of the commands will select all the points on the top, bottom, left or right half of the path: Select Points - Top, Select Points - Bottom, etc. This can be helpful when you want to resize the path in one dimension by moving half of its points. Compound paths with interior holes present a special challenge. It's possible to move an interior hole by selecting all the points on it, but doing this over and over becomes tiresome. The Select Points - All command simplifies matters. If you subselect just one of the points on the interior hole's path and run the command, all the other points on the path will be selected as well. You can do this with multiple objects at the same time. The commands will be more convenient if you assign keyboard shortcuts to them. Here are some suggested shortcuts: * ctrl-num 8 for Select Points - Top * ctrl-num 6 for Select Points - Right * ctrl-num 2 for Select Points - Bottom * ctrl-num 4 for Select Points - Left * ctrl-num 5 for Select Points - All * ctrl-alt-num 5 for Select Points - None

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To access these commands, look under Commands > Objects.


License: Freeware
Cost: Free
OS: Win | Mac
File format: MXP | 6.1 KB

Additional extension information

Author: Ceci n'est pas une nickname
Author website:
Date published: May 07, 2003
Approval: Basic
Browsers: Internet Explorer ALL
Required product(s): Fireworks MX
Compatible product(s): Fireworks MX


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