Select Point Tool

(see also: Paths Overview)

The Select Point tool allows you edit and control paths and points directly.

  • Choose the Select Point Tool. mceclip0.png

  • Click a control point or a segment.
    • When a straight segment is selected, a filled square is displayed. When a curved segment is selected, the Direction Handles and Lines for the segment are displayed, along with a filled circle.
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    Straight segment selected Curved segment selected
    • When a control point is selected, it displays a square when the previous segment is straight and a circle when the previous segment is curved.
    • Press Tab to move to the next point, or Shift+Tab to move to the previous point.
  • Hold Shift and click other segments to select multiple segments or points.

Selecting Control Points by Enclosing

  • Choose the Select Point Tool.mceclip0.png
  • Click and drag to create a rectangular bounding box.
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Multiple points selected

Selecting Points Using an Inclined Bounding Box

Another way to select multiple Control Points is by using an inclined bounding box. This method is useful when the points you want to select are placed in a way that a rectangular bounding box cannot select them.

  • Choose the Select Point Tool.
  • Hold Ctrl and click and drag to define one edge of the bounding box. Do not release the mouse button.
  • Release Ctrl and drag the cursor in a perpendicular direction to define the adjacent edge of the bounding box.
  • Release the mouse button.


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