Moving a copy of an item to another layer


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Moving a copy of an item to another layer

InDesign has a really handy shortcut for duplicating an object as you move that duplicate to another layer. So to set this up, let's go ahead and delete this orange 'Layers' text object here. I'm going to click on the green one. You can see it is on Layer 1. I want to create a duplicate of this object and move the duplicate to Layer 2. You may have guessed it, I'm going to hold down the make-better key. I am going to hold down the Option key or Alt, and I'm going to drag that little selection widget at the far right of the LAYERS panel. I'm going to hold down Option or Alt as I drag that to Layer 2, and you'll see because I have that make-better key held down, I get a little Plus sign on the drag cursor, that little hand cursor.

Now when I let go, this object has been duplicated and it's got the red bounding box indicating that it's on the red layer, Layer 2, and now when I click-and-drag that object and move it up, you'll see I ended up with a d...

Moving a copy of an item to another layer
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Moving a copy of an item to another layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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InDesign
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