The Search Tool provides enhanced search functions for Adobe Illustrator. Search can be used to find all objects that match multiple parameters and conditions.
To find objects according to selected conditions, select Search by OR Operation.
To find objects in selected areas, select Only Search in Selected Objects.
Before selecting one of the ink filters, update the Ink Manager.
Ink & Color
Fill or stroke with the specified ink. You can specify ink percentage.
Stroke line with the specified ink. You can specify ink percentage.
|Fill Ink||Fill with the specified inks. You can specify ink percentage.|
Multi-ink objects. Image object does not support this function.
If the ink number of the object's fill or stroke meets the condition you specify, it will be found.
For a gradient object:
Stroke line with the specified color
|Fill Color||Fill with the specified color|
Objects that include K100% color.
Definition of K100:
An object is identified as K100 object if its K100% effect is created by the overprinting of several appearances whose opacities are all less than 100%.
Regarding objects with opacity set, only objects with 100% opacity are identified as K100 objects.
Objects that have two consecutive white color or K100% stop dots are identified as white color objects or K100 objects.
|White Color Object|
Any object with at least one appearance specified as white qualifies as a white object.
Definition of white color:
Note: 100% Specified white color is not included.
|No Color Object||Any object with no fill or no stroke value or color. |
If a sub-element of an object qualifies as a no color object, then the whole object will be selected and displayed.
|Fill Gradient||Objects with gradient fills|
|Overprint||Fill or stroke with trapping|
|Opaque Ink (no-overprint)||Fill or stroke without trapping|
Dash can be found by searching dash in Adobe Illustrator or setting all dashes as 0.
|Pattern||Objects with pattern styles|
|Brush||Objects with brush applied|
|Mesh Object||Mesh object|
|Live Paint||Objects with the Live Paint effect|
|Pathfinder Objects||Objects with Pathfinder applied but do not spread|
|Object with Miter Line||Objects with miter line effect|
|Text with Stroke||Text with strokes applied|
|Mask Object||Objects with mask|
|Open Path||Object with open paths|
|Multi Appearance||Objects with multiple strokes or fills that equal or exceed 2|
|Fill Open Path||Fill open path without stroke|
|Locked Objects||Locked objects in Adobe Illustrator layers. There are two search modes: Edit Envelope and Edit Contents.|
Hidden objects in Adobe Illustrator layers
|Foreign Art||Foreign art in the current file|
|Art outside Artboard||Objects some parts or the whole part of which are outside the artboard.|
|Compound Path||Compound Path in the current file|
|Object with Transparency||If selected, you can specify Opacity, Darken, Multiply, Color Burn, Lighten, Screen, Color Dodge, Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, Difference, Exclusion, Hue, Saturation, Color, Luminosity|
|Opacity Mask Object||Objects with opacity masks|
|Object with AI Effects|
Objects with Adobe Illustrator special effects that were applied in the Illustrator Effects menu.
If selected, you can specify 3D, SVG Filters, Crop Marks, Path, Distort & Transform, Pathfinder, Rasterize, convert to Shape, Warp, and Stylize (Feather, Drop Shadow, Inner Glow, Outer Glow, Scribble, or Round Corners).
|Object with PS Effects|
Objects with Adobe Photoshop special effects applied.
If selected, you can specify Effect Gallery, Artistic, Sketch, Texture, Stylize, Pixelate, Brush Strokes, Video, Distort, or Blue (Gaussian Blur, Radial Blur, or Smart Blur).
|Prinergy Effect||If selected, can specify special effects that were applied with the Prinergy Tools Noise Tool or Curves Tool .|
|Object Size Limit|
Minimum width of the object bounding box should be in accordance with the specified criteria. This option can be used to search an isolated point. Options include:
|Distinguish objects within compound path|
Based on the diagonal length of the Bounding Box of the object.
|Stroke Width Limit|
|Font||Objects with specified text type and text size can be found by only searching text type or searching both text type and text size. The text size check box will be available only when text objects are selected.|