Move Objects Between Layers with InDesign CS4


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Moving an item between layers

When you create content in InDesign it always goes on the active layer, whatever that happens to be. And sometimes it ends up on the wrong layer because you weren't paying attention to which layer was active, or you may just want to change your mind. You've created a piece of content on one layer and now you want to move it to a different layer. So how do you go about doing that? Well, first of all, InDesign gives you several visual clues or feedback about which layer a particular object is on. If I go ahead and select an object here by clicking on it, the color of the bounding box that is drawn around a selected object actually is the same color as the layer color.

So you can see this object is on Layer 1. It's got blue handles and a blue bounding box. If I click on this object here, you see it's got a red bounding box and that corresponds to Layer 2. So there's immediate color-based feedback, giving you layer information. Also, if you take a look at the LAYERS panel its...

Moving an item between layers
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Moving an item between layers 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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