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Loving those Layers

Move Objects from One Layer to Another

I wanted to move an object to a higher layer in my Layers palette. So I clicked on the object and then clicked on the layer I want to move it to, but the object didn't jump to that layer, as I expected. Then I tried dragging the object on top of the layer in the Layers palette, but that didn't work either, and a co-worker looking over my shoulder started laughing at me. Finally, I tried cutting the object to the clipboard, selecting the new layer and Pasting in Place (Edit > Paste in Place), but it just ended up back in the same spot in the original layer. This is so frustrating. (And embarrassing.)


That last method you tried — Cut, target different layer, Paste in Place—would have worked if the “Paste Remembers Layers” command was turned off (unchecked) in your Layers palette menu. Just so you know. However, you don't have to jump through all these hoops to move an object to a different layer though. Otherwise, no one would use the palette!



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