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  1. Hi! Just to remind, there are 4 ways of getting transparency (at least that I know, I am newbie here): At object level: fills and strokes At layer level: Opacity settings At Layer Effects level: Fill opacity At Tool level: Transparency Tool It looks like some options of "Select Object" and "Select Same" are not working properly. I attach a file and write the following tests: Deselect all objects and layers, then Select->Select object->Transparent Objects: It selects ALL objects (and text layers), regardless if they are transparent or not, and regardless of the type of transparency applied. Select one of the objects with transparency via Colour panel: Select->Select Same->Transparency: selects ALL objects, same as before. Select one of the objects with transparency via Layer panel: Select->Select Same->Transparency: selects NOTHING, not even the object in the third column, which has the same properties. Select one of the objects with transparency via Layer Effects: Select->Select Same->Transparency: selects ALL objects, EXCEPT the ones with transparency in Layer Panel. Select one of the objects with transparency via Transparency Tool: Works correctly. Also: Could it be great if we can have a little hint (icon) in Layers panel to show which objects have the Transparency Tool applied. Thank you! transparencies.afdesign
  2. In Publisher it appears that one must be "in" a layer or sublayer in order to use the CMD modifier to select an object or a text. The necessity of selecting the layer in which the object or text is located slows work flow. I realize that Publisher has the safe guard of not allowing selection to take place if the layer is locked, but even when all relevant layers or sublayers are unlocked, it appears that one actually has to have selected the layer or sublayer in order to select a text or object and edit it. Also, if the user is on a top layer that has sublayer, then the cursor jumps to the appropriate sublayer, and to select something in a parallel sublayer one must select that sublayer or return to the top layer. This takes up valuable time. Am I missing something?
  3. Double clicking on an object to get in close is a great feature on AD. Often, however, I would like to get more context around the object. I have hundreds of small ellipses (city dots) that I must reposition, and to do this I need a slightly larger area around each ellipses. As of now, each time I double click on the object I must zoom out with my mouse to see the context. It would really help if there were a preference option (or helper key) that would allow the user to double click and bring up the object, as well as the area around it, if possible, to a given distance.
  4. To avoid resizing Frame text I usually use that Artistic text. After bringing up my Move Tool via my shortcut and clicking once on an artistic text, AD often brings up the Artistic Text Tool which I do not want. I simply want to remain in the Move Tool and move the text as a whole. Of course, I can find the text in Layers but this is cumbersome. Thus I have used CMD/OPT and dragged over the Artistic text to select it and then move it. I just found that simply holding down CMD while in the Move Tool and clicking once on the artistic text allows me to remain in the Move Tool and thus to move the text around. QUESTION: Is this programmed into AD? I've never read that this is so, but it must be. A related issue is that when I click the screen while in the Frame Text Tool nothing happens until I drag out the frame box. To change tools I can thus use my keyboard shortcut (the handy "s") for choosing Move Tool . However, if by mistake I get into the Artistic Text Tool (see above) I must always remember *not* to click, i.e., unless I actually want to type in an artistic text. If I do, the Artistic Tool creates the place on screen where my text would begin (if I were to want a text). I wish AD would require a double click when one actually wants to type with the Artistic Text Tool. This would eliminate the necessity to remember *not* to click by accident after the Artistic Text Tool comes up by mistake (see above). If I do click by mistake then I must back up in order to eliminate what the Artistic Text Tool created on screen. I am not able to use a keyboard shortcut to bring up a different tool since since that would enter the letter I typed on the screen. Thus I am then forced to go to the Toolbar and my editing is slowed. Sorry to be wordy, but I want to be clear.
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