Using a Selection Rectangle
Flash allows you to select several elements (or parts of elements) in a single operation by drawing a special rectangle around them. The rectangle is not a graphic element; it just defines the boundaries of your selection.
To create a selection rectangle:
- In the Toolbar, select the selection tool.
- Click and drag to pull out a selection rectangle (
Figure 3.8 Clicking and dragging with the selection tool creates a selection rectangle (top). Be sure to start from a point that allows you to enclose all the elements you want to select within the rectangle (middle). Release the mouse button, and you've selected those elements (bottom).
- Continue dragging until the rectangle encloses all the elements you want to select. Be sure to start dragging at a point that allows you to enclose the elements you want within a rectangle drawn from that point.
- Release the mouse button. Flash highlights whatever falls inside the selection rectangle.