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Count Selected Objects

By AndréBerg February 19, 2009

Rating = 517 votes

Count Selected Objects

Sometimes it is handy to know how many objects one has selected. I couldn't find a palette info that shows this so I made this very simple script. To install put the script file in your "Applications/Adobe Illustrator CSx/Presets/Scripts" directory, restart Illustrator and call this script from the File > Scripts menu.

Should work with Illustrator CS/CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5 and possibly earlier versions too. Tested on Mac OS X 10.5.5 (Leopard) and Windows Vista SP1 (32-bit). RELEASE NOTES v0.1 2008-12-12 Inital Version v0.2 2008-12-16 [+] Added a JavaScript/ExtendScript version for Windows [+] Added the display of the number of groups [*] Changed the prompt display slightly.


License: Open Source
Cost: Free
Platform: Win | Mac
File format: ZIP | 56.7 KB

Additional extension information

Author: AndréBerg
Author website: Not available
Date published: February 19, 2009
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Illustrator CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2


1-5 of 18 reviews | Show all reviews

mec_os 21-Dec-12 Rating = 3

it is somewhat useful. the document info palette already tells you how many objects you have selected but it doesn't tell you how many groups, unless they are transparency groups or something like that

i was hoping this would tell me how many groups i have but it also counts the nested groups making the group count pretty useless to me.

Celia Winters 06-Dec-12 Rating = 5

This is bloody fantastic. Thank you, you saved me so much time.

Bobby Ollee 06-Nov-12 Rating = 5

Thank you very much... this has saved me so much time with working out plant numbers in my urban design landscape work

mike ruder 02-Jul-12 Rating = 5

andre, thanks a lot. i have to create a price list which depends on the time of plotting out wall tattoos. simply. to know which of my designs belongs to which price katergorie i need to have the anchor points and objects. anchorpoints alone are not detailed enough for the prediction.
i really wonder that adobe never thought about that this could be important for someone.

Aleks Bozovic 15-Nov-11 Rating = 5

Apologies, it is infact Illustrator that is broken. I'll take that up with Adobe eventually. Thanks for what indeed is a great script.

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