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1. can I select something across all layers..

2. can I merge to classes..

3. is it possible to select objects with two dissimilar properties like I want to select all rectangles which are red in color and green in color toger...

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1) If all visible layers are set at the same scale and layers options are set to Show/Snap/Modify, you can select anything you can see.

2) Selected items can be assigned a class together via the OIP.

3) I don't know a way to specify certain types of object and/or their attributes. There are those among this community who are exceptionally good at scripting, you might try searching/posting the VectorScript board.

Good luck,

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Cairo9,

Custom Selection will enable you to do #3 directly, w/o knowing how to script.

Goto menu Organize>Custom Selection...

If you want to look at the script this will generate, select "Create Script", otherwise leave the selection on "Execute Immediately". When you look at the script, "&" means AND, and, "|" means OR. ("|" is a vertical bar, not a capital "i".)

Press the "Criteria" button.

You will need 3 categories to get Rectangles with 2 colors, so press the "More Choices" button twice.

First Choice: Type - is - Rectangle

Second Choice: Fill Back Color - is - RED (choose color from palette)

Third Choice: Fill Back Color - is - GREEN (choose color from palette)

Check the User's Manual for more details.

HTH,

Raymond

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