Before you can move, modify, or perform other operations on objects, you must select
them. A selected object has handles that let you move or manipulate the object.
Here are ways to select and deselect objects:
To select a single object, click anywhere in the object (to select an object that has no
fill, click the edge).
To select several objects on a page, hold down the Shift key as you click objects. All the
objects must be floating, or they must all be inline.
To select all the floating objects in a document, hold down the Command key, and
then click anywhere outside the text areas so the insertion point isn’t visible. Press
To select all the inline text and objects in a document, place the insertion point in the
text area and press Command-A.
To select an object that’s part of a group, you must first ungroup the objects. Select
the group, and then choose Arrange > Ungroup.
To deselect objects in a group of selected objects, hold down the Command key, and
then click objects you want to deselect.
To select a master object, first choose Format > Advanced > Make Master Objects
To select a floating object that’s behind text, place the pointer outside the text area,
hold down the Command key, and then drag across the page until the object’s
selection handles appear.