A prerequisite for performing operations on objects is the selection of individual objects or groups of objects. The display area must be in the object selection mode to create new selections, as indicated by an arrow cursor. The object selection mode is selected by the Objects ▸ Select Mode menu item, or the corresponding command on the Drawing Toolbar.
A single object can be selected simply by clicking on the desired object in the display area. Once selected the object will be highlighted with a set of resizing handles.
Multiple objects can be selected by first selecting the first object as above and then by holding the Ctrl key while selecting additional objects. Individual objects can be added to an existing selection at any time by holding the Ctrl key while selecting the desired objects. All objects can also be selected by using the Edit ▸ Select All menu item. All objects in an aggregate object selection will be highlighted.
Multiple objects can also be selected by clicking an empty area and dragging to form a rectangular area. When released, all objects contained in the area will form an aggregate selection. An area selection can be used to add to an existing selection by holding the Ctrl key while performing the selection.
Individual objects can be removed from an existing selection by holding the Ctrl key while clicking on a previously selected object. An entire selection can be dismissed by using the Edit ▸ Un-select All menu item or by simply clicking any empty space in the display area. Once an object is unselected its highlight is removed.
Object selections can be manipulated using the standard clipboard operations Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete.
Moves selected objects to the clipboard. The objects are then available for pasting back into the current document or another document.
Copies selected objects to the clipboard without deleting them. The objects are then available for pasting back into the current document or another document.
Pastes objects from the clipboard into the current document. gLabels can only paste objects from another gLabels document.
Deletes selected objects without placing them on the clipboard.
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