[Ipe-discuss] Select all objects which are "within" a selected rectangle?

elwood151 elwood151 at web.de
Sat Nov 26 05:04:38 CET 2011

Dear Otfried,

thanks again for your great and instant help!
Making the selection "by hand" with rectangles is very difficult in this
case, as the graphics are very "crowded".
In a first try your ipelet works perfectly! :)
I'll just have to change it to parse all selected objects and add all
contents to the selection, but I think I'll be able to do this myself.

The idea with the groups is good, however I had to change colors and styles
of the components of the groups individually, which AFAIK is not possible
when they are grouped.
To group them now, I'd need the same algorithm for "select inside" or I'd
have to do it by hand.

Kind regards


Otfried Cheong-4 wrote:
> On 11/26/2011 10:37 AM, elwood151 wrote:
>> I want to select some of those graphs and select all objects in the
>> square
>> to modify them with an ipelet or "by hand".
>> (Clicking on each single object is slow and prone to errors, as I'm
>> having
>> hundreds of such graphs to modify).
>> It would be great if I could just select the squares I want to change and
>> IPE could add all objects to the selection which are "within" those
>> squares.
> Can't you just drag out a selection rectangle?  The other obvious idea 
> would be to change your workflow so that it groups together each graph - 
> then clicking on it would be enough to select the entire graph.
> Finally, one could of course make an ipelet that selects exactly the 
> objects inside the primary selection.  So select a box, call the ipelet.
> Here is an attempt at such an ipelet.
> (...)

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