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Select Function not working
« on: October 18, 2013, 04:56:23 am »
So, I'm sure this is a simple fix that I'm missing, but I'm working on a layout and suddenly, when I click on something with the Select tool, it selects the entire page rather than the particular object that I wish to highlight. Does anyone know why this happens? I don't know if it has something to do with the fact that I am trying to select an object that is on the bottom layer of my document


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Re: Select Function not working
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 09:10:55 am »
Go to Windows -> Outline and you can (normally) select single objects there.

Of course also the properties pane (F2) will tell you what you have selected.


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Re: Select Function not working
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 03:38:18 pm »
You should only be able to select objects from the layer you are currently on. Also, the page is only "selectable" as to tell Scribus which page you are working on (it gets a red outline, but isn't "selected" like an object would be).

It sounds like you've got an unused object that is the same size as the page. Did you select "Automatic Text Frames" when you created the document? You might just need to get rid of that frame/object.