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Selecting Multiple Objects by a Common Property?

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Suppose one has a complicated illustration with scores of small objects that share a common fill — or perhaps a common stroke color. Is it possible to select one object (say a circle filled with blue) and then issue a command to select all objects in the document that also share the same blue fill? Equally, is it possible to select one object (say with a purple stroke) and then issue a command to select all objects in the document that also share the same purple stroke?

This would be a very helpful feature to have in Affinity designer. It would save the user from hunting and pecking around.

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Here's an illustration of how one can select objects that share common properties in Adobe Illustrator:

1) Select a model object.

2) From the Select menu, choose the command to select other objects in the document with a shared property.

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I think Symbols might help you achieve this, at least somewhat..if you want a bunch of red circles changed into purple circles, you could achieve that by making the circle a symbol. Then editing the color of the symbol will change all the copies thereof.

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