I'm working on a large map and there are a lot of text objects where some of them collide for some reason. Now I'd like to figure out if there is a method where I can see if objects collide with each other. So that all text objects that has another text object colliding should be selected or highlighted in some way.

Is this possible?

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    Isn't it visible to you which objects are colliding? I assume you're asking about overlapping objects. I don't understand the question. – Luciano Apr 23 '18 at 16:04
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    Can you include a screenshot of what you mean? – WELZ Apr 23 '18 at 17:09
  • It's a huge document with hundreds of text objects. Some of them are colliding, ie lying on top of each other, and it's hard to find all the colliding objects. – oskarlin Apr 24 '18 at 14:23

To the best of my knowledge, no. Illustrator offers no mechanism to detect collisions.

You might be able to formulate a script, but I honestly don't know if even that is possible.

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