Managing objects in the Layers panel


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Managing objects in the Layers panel

When you first look at the Layers panel, you just see layers, but there is a whole world living just under the surface here. To see it you have to click on the little triangle expander thing to the left of the layer name. When I click on this one next to Graphic Elements, you can see two different things, <group> and <compound path>. What are those things? Well, each object on your spread shows up on its own layer. So for example, <compound path> here is this ampersand character. If I click on the ampersand you'll see that it's highlighted here in the Layer panel.

This turns out to be useful in all kinds of ways. For example, sometimes it's hard to select a particular object within the stacking order of your spread. So, what you can do is click on the little square to the right of that object name, like this <group>, you click on that and it selects it on the page. Now the word group or compound path is not very helpful, not very descriptive at all. Fortu...

Managing objects in the Layers panel
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Managing objects in the Layers panel 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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