Touched Only FileMaker Layout Object Selection

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Certified FileMaker Developer

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As I’m sure you know, there are many ways in which to select multiple objects from a layout in layout mode. For example, you can ...

- you can use the select all command (Edit menu or keyboard shortcut)

- hold down the shift key as you click each object

- click outside the objects and draw a box completely around all the ones you want selected.

However, many of the FileMaker faithful are not aware of the touch method. This is a variation of the click outside the objects and draw a box completely around all the ones you want selected method. In the touch method, you hold done the Command key (Macintosh) or the Control key (Windows) as you make your selection rectangle. The difference is that you do not need to fully encompass the layout objects you want to select. If the layout object is touched in any way by the selection area, it will be selected.

FYI ... This is a great way to also select hidden layout objects that may be blended in color to match the background color of the layout part.
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