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One trick I've used, which may be obvious to all of you, is to give the type an unusual color, which is an attribute Illustrator can search for.  Once you have the type on the right layer, with the proper style, you can always change the color and discard the one used for sorting.


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One trick I've used, which may be obvious to all of you, is to give the type an unusual color, which is an attribute Illustrator can search for.  Once you have the type on the right layer, with the proper style, you can always change the color and discard the one used for sorting.

 I do that too... works well...



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I don't think it's been brought up in this thread before, but if you have MAPublisher, you can put your text layer in the map view and then use MAPublisher to select on font size and family.


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I have updated the script package to include one that selects by typeface alone as well.

attachicon.gifSelect_T..._Scripts.zip

Includes:
Select Same Text Size
Select Same Typeface
Select Same Text Size and Typeface

 

Thank you so much for these... saved me a massive job. Very much appreciated! 



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I don't think it's been brought up in this thread before, but if you have MAPublisher, you can put your text layer in the map view and then use MAPublisher to select on font size and family.

 

Hans - I have my text in a MAP Text layer, but haven't found a way to use MP to select by font size and family. how exactly do you go about this? Thanks!



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It's stored in a number of "internal" attributes, which are hidden by default. If you select one of the texts, open the Map Attributes panel and click on the Show/Hide columns button you can select which ones are visible (you can also use the Edit Schema button to set this).

 

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You can use the MAPublisher selection filters to select on these attributes and also change some of them, either manually or through "Apply Expression". So selecting all text that's 6 pt Myriad Pro and change that to 5.5 pt Myriad Pro is a breeze (I wish I knew that back when I had to do that across 40 maps of an 80-map project, 3 cheers for specs changing during the work...)

 

Hope this helps.


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Hans,

 

I am dealing with the "select text by size" problem on my current project and your procedure works perfectly. You just saved me lots of time. Thanks!

 

Tom



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You're welcome Tom :)


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