Select objects using shared attributes
The more objects you have on your page, the more difficult it is to select just the ones that you want. The Select By command lets you select objects that share specific attributes.
To select objects by using the Select By command
Select a sample object that has one or more attributes that you want to use as a basis for selection.
On the Select menu, click Select By.
In the Select By dialog box, select one or more of the following attributes:
Stroke name All of the paths and shapes that use the same gradient or brush stroke.
Stroke color All of the paths and shapes that use the same stroke color (for basic strokes), gradient name (for gradient strokes), or foreground color (for skeletal strokes).
Fill All of the paths and shapes that use the same fill color, gradient, or image.
Font All of the text objects that use the same font as the currently selected text object.