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    Default Lasso select a Button

    Sorry. This must be easy - but I can't find anything in help about 'lasso select the button'. It's called a 'scribble' selection I had it last night - but the select > alt is not working for me. I'm designing some buttons for a nav bar I'm designing. Apologies again - but I know it's a select with 'alt' button held down.

    I wonder if there's another way to soft group this button.

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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    afaik you hold down alt and then drag across the objects you wish to select
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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    Just tried Alt drag with a nav bar and unless I am missing something it did not work.

    If you need to make a global change, Ctrl click on the home button and change the color or text, unless you have buttons set to Adjust to labels, in that case you need to ungroup the nav bar. You will need to isolate the MouseOff layer because it will be hidden behind the MouseOver layer.
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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Just tried Alt drag with a nav bar and unless I am missing something it did not work.

    If you need to make a global change, Ctrl click on the home button and change the color or text, unless you have buttons set to Adjust to labels, in that case you need to ungroup the nav bar. You will need to isolate the MouseOff layer because it will be hidden behind the MouseOver layer.
    Thanks for your trouble Gary and Handrawn. I tested a single button on a different doc and select>alt worked fine. (I was practicing last night) Then tried it on this museum site I'm working on and select>alt did not work. Even with a single button for a phone variant. Thanks guys - glad there was some work around.
    Not sure it didn't work though. I was reading up a web designer support paper. The lasso fooled me for a moment. Its called 'scribble select'.

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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    no lasso tool in xara; that's a different concept; the scribble is a close as you get

    [although if you are really good with the marquee select in 'adobe' mode you can build up a selection with the help of the shift key quicker that you might in normal xara mode; it depends what you are trying to do

    'adobe' mode': marquee only has to cross part of an object to select
    'normal' xara mode: marquee has to totally enclose the object to select

    shift key toggles add/subtract to selection as normal]
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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    Not true HD:
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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    sorry egg - what is not true...?

    a lasso tool is a freehand tool that automatically closes itself [with a staight line] if you do not close it yourself - xara does not have this it only has marquee [retangular] - and the scribble select which has no boundaries to close

    and your screen shot shows exactly what I said about 'adobe' / 'normal for xara' marquee - or am I missing something ?
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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    Alt left click drag worked on a clean page. Just can’t figure out why it didn’t work on a page. I can always copy and paste the button. Oh well. Thanks all.
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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    buttons are grouped ? [i'm not a webdesigner ] if so try holding alt and ctrl as you drag; you may have issues if there are soft groups, or if there are hidden/locked items in the mix..
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    Default Re: Lasso select a Button

    'adobe' mode': marquee only has to cross part of an object to select
    'normal' xara mode: marquee has to totally enclose the object to select
    It's not true that Xara doesn't have an 'adobe' mode as you call it. It has two Xara options, not an adobe option.
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