Selecting Shapes

You can select any shape (or several ones) in a graphical diagram using the commands described below.

Please note that you can easily select shapes or graphical elements of different types simultaneously.

In order to

Use the mouse like described here

Select a shape

Click the shape.

Select more than one shape

Drag the mouse around the area containing the shapes you want to select.

Select all shapes

Choose Edit > Select All from the main menu, or Press Ctrl+A (Mac OS: Cmd+A).

Add a shape to the selection

Click the shape with Shift pressed.

Add/remove a shape to/from the selection

Click the shape with Ctrl (Mac OS: Cmd) pressed.

If the shape was not selected, it gets selected.

If the shape was selected, the action con it.

Add shapes to the selection

Drag the mouse around the area containing the shapes you want to select with Shift pressed.

Add/remove shapes to/from the selection

Drag the mouse around the area containing the shapes you want to select with Ctrl (Mac OS: Cmd) pressed.

If the shapes was not selected, it gets selected.

If the shape was already selected, the action deselects it.

Select a shape from a group

Click the shape. The first click will select the group that contains this particular shape.

Click the shape once more - this click will select the shape itself.

Select a shape that lies under another shape

Click the place where the shape lies. The first click will select the shape that lies on the upper level.

Click once more at the same place - the second click will select the shape that lies one level down. Continue clicking until you will select the required shape.


Related topics

 Graphical editor