TouchDraw 2 contains five types of figures:
- Lines (including open paths)
- Shapes (including closed paths)
- Stencils and Groups (compound figures)
For the purposes of selecting a figure, there are really only two types: Lines and Shapes.
Images, text figures and compound figures all behave like shapes for selection, so we won’t discuss them separately.
To select a line, click on the line and its handle endpoints will appear.
To select a shape, click anywhere within the shape and its handles will appear.
By default, a previously selected shape will be deselected when another is selected; however, TouchDraw 2 does support multiple selections.
Hold down the Shift key and Click to select multiple lines or shapes. Continue to hold the Shift key while clicking on each desired figure to complete a multiple selection in the drawing canvas.
The Selection Rectangle may also be used to select multiple figures.
Click and drag the Selection Rectangle from left to right or right to left over an area within the Drawing Canvas and then release the click action once the rectangle covers the desired area to complete the selection.
When the rectangle is dragged from left to right, it will select all figures within its bounds and every figure intersecting it, as shown below.
Dragging the Selection Rectangle from right to left from any point within the Drawing Canvas informs TouchDraw 2 to select only the figures within the rectangle’s bounds, as shown below.
Perform an Right Click on the Drawing Canvas to access these options.
Next, click on the Select All option to select all figures within a drawing.
Use the Invert Selection option to invert the current selection or the Clear Selection option to deselect all currently selected figures within the Drawing Canvas.
The Edit Menu contains options for selecting all figures within a currently open drawing and inverting or clearing a current selection within the Drawing Canvas. Click on the Edit Menu in the Top Toolbar to access these options.
Click on the Select All option to select all figures within a drawing.
The Deselect All option to deselect all currently selected figures within the Drawing Canvas.
Use the Invert Selection option to invert the current selection. Let’s say for example that two squares reside in the Drawing Canvas and the one on the left is selected.
The Invert Selection will automatically deslect it and select the square on the right, as shown below:
Note: The Command-A keyboard shortcut may also be used to access these options.