Creating and controlling layers


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Creating and controlling layers

I know people who never work with more than one layer in their InDesign document and they manage all their objects using Send to Back and Bring to Front. There's nothing really wrong with that other than it will eventually drive you insane, especially in a complicated layout. No, it's much better to create multiple layers in your document and use them to organize your objects. Let's look at our Layers panel out here in the dock. This has a Layer 1. In fact every InDesign document has a Layer 1 in it. But you can add your own layers, rename them, hide them, lock them, and more.

Let's see how it's done. I'm going to add a new layer to my document by clicking the New Layer button. I can rename that layer by clicking on it and then moving my cursor away. Now I'll call this Text,. You can call it anything you want, but I'm going to call this my Text layer and I'll press the Enter or Return key to tell it that I'm done typing. Now I want to put all my text ...

Creating and controlling layers
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Creating and controlling layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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