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When I drag a marquee around a group of objects, it selects everything the marquee intersects. How can I change it so that it only selects objects inside of the marquee?
Groups of objects can be selected by holding down the Shift key when the Select Objects tool is active and then dragging a marquee around the objects to be selected.
You can specify whether objects must be totally contained in or intersected by the marquee, or whether an object’s center point must be contained in the marquee, in the Preferences dialog or using the Selection Mode toolbar buttons.
To make marquee selection easier, you can turn off the display of objects you do not want to include in your selection.
For more information on selecting a group of objects, please see the "Group Selecting Objects" resource in the Related Articles section below.