I have been spending some time under Tools > Customize, Keyboard tab, looking through the features. I was looking at the Writer features for 2.4 when I came across this little item.
Gosh, I said to myself, could this be the option, very well hidden, that would let me multi-select objects in Writer?
Because, as you may have experienced, it is difficult to select two or more objects at the same time using Ctrl or Select.
Well, not quite. You still can't select two or more pictures or frames at the same time. But Ctrl + F8 does let you select two or more drawing objects at the same time. Select the first one, hold down Shift, and select the next one.