Selecting Text Items

Reference Number: KB-00722
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I am trying to select a number of text objects but I keep getting my room labels. How can I select certain text items without selecting other items?


Selecting only the objects you want can be done by choosing the parent or child tool related to the object, holding down the Shift key, and dragging a marquee around the text. The marquee will only select the objects that pertain to the parent or child tool that was chosen. 

To limit your selection to only text items

  1. Click on the Text Tools  parent tool.

  2. Next choose one of the child tools.

    • If you want to select text only, choose the Text  child toolbar button.

    • If you want to select rich text only, choose the Rich Text  tool.

    • To select text and arrows select the Leader Line  toolbar button.

    • If you want to only select arrows select the Text Line with Arrow  toolbar button.

  3. Next, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, then click and drag a marquee box around the text you want to select.

  4. Depending on your choice in Step 2, you have selected only text items, rich text items, leader line items, or only arrows.