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With the new forum format I cannot find my former questions so I will start this afresh. Since AD as yet does not have the Transform Each, I find myself selecting each one of the myriad of spring (water hole) ellipses, clicking on each of these many ellipses in my various layers when changing the size of the ellipses for use in various maps. Selecting each individual ellipses under a layer is also a pain. Question: Is there any way in AD (yet hidden to me) that I could simply use the cursor key to go down through the many ellipses in each layer as I use Transform to change the size of the ellipses? Apple lets me do this on going through Finder files, but I do not see the possibility for layer object. This would big help in the tedious task of selection, although I (like many) yearn for the day when AD will have Transform Each.
Jim Monson posted a topic in Older Feedback & Suggestion PostsI just completed changing the circumference of some 300 ellipses (indicating city names in a map project) by cut/paste method, tedious task even with a new measurement for Transform in memory and using the "w" and "h" constraint. As I said elsewhere, creating a Transform Each option in AD is much anticipated. However, a few extra helps with the modifier and cursor keys also would be very useful. Here are a few suggestions, easier said than done, I realize. 1. Without Transform Each I am never sure (while clicking each object + cut/paste) if I missed some ellipses in the process. Could a modifier key be used together with the cursor (up or down) allowing the user to use the cursor to go up and down through my 300 ellipses? This way I could simply use the cursor key and keep my eye on the Transform box. 2. Would there be a way to hold down another modifier key (or combo thereof) to bring up the same new measurement as one previously used. Again, one could click through objects and not have to type or paste in the same number over and over again. There could be a warning message saying that this is going to happen, unless on chose to turn it off. 3. AD's has wonderful choice of using the mouse wheel to zoom or to pan. However, in some cases I use it to zoom for a few minutes and then would like to use it to pan, but must go back to preferences. If a modifier key were used to shuffle between panning and zooming (the default being the choice in preferences), then one could toggle on the fly. BTW, I keep my left hand on the keyboard and thus work very quickly (s = Move Tool, d = Node Tool, c = Pen Tool, etc.). This way my right hand is on the mouse but many of my choices are right there with my left hand. The modifier tools are quite handy in the same location, and this is part of my reason to request the above. Keep us the great work at AD for all of us. It's much appreciated!