Create and Control layers InDesign CS6


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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. Now, there's nothing wrong with that, other than it will eventually drive you insane, especially in a complicated layout. No, no; it's much better to create multiple layers in your document, and then use them to organize your objects. Every document starts with a layer called layer 1. You can see that by opening the Layers panel here in the dock. There's layer 1, and all my objects are currently on that later.

Let's start organizing this document by creating more layers. You can do that in a couple different ways. You could go to the Layers panel flyout menu, and choose New layer, or you could just click on the New layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel. When I make a new layer, I prefer it to hold on the Option key or the Alt key when I click on this button. That way it forces InDesign to open a New layer dialo...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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