"NOT" Operator

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RytisT
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"NOT" Operator

Post by RytisT » Wed May 08, 2019 8:49 am

Hi. My PitStop pro skills have been rusty lately, can't seem to remember how to do this, maybe some of can help me out?

I want to Select All, except line art and text segments.

I do this:

Select All
Select Text Segments
NOT
Select Line Art
NOT
[+action]

Problem here is that only one "NOT" works here, seems to deselect Line Art and leave Text Segments selected.

Any way I can select all without selecting Text Segments + Line Art? Thanks.

bens
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Re: "NOT" Operator

Post by bens » Wed May 08, 2019 10:28 am

Working with NOT can be confusing - and dangerous, because it can select or deselect more than you might think (e.g. page or document objects)

For your specific issue what you need to realise is that selections work like a stack. You can visualise this as a stack of books. Making a new selection puts a new book on the top, and any subsequent action only works on the top book. So in your case the action only works on the "NOT line art" selection.
To fix this you need to combine the selections using the AND or OR operators:

Select Text Segments
NOT
Select Line Art
NOT
AND
[action]

Or, equivalent:

Select Text Segments
Select Line Art
OR
NOT
[action]

RytisT
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Re: "NOT" Operator

Post by RytisT » Wed May 08, 2019 10:40 am

Oh... Forgot about "AND".

Thanks a lot!

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