It seems that layers in a multipage document belong to all the pages. In other words, if I want a black background on one page, and I place that background of a distinct layer which I name "Black Background", such "Black Background" layer will appear in the Layers regardless of what page I'm working on.
My question is: when I create a layer, is there a way to make that layer page-specific, so that it belongs only on that one page and does not show in the Layers panel when I work on other pages?
Thanks in advance for any tips!
Bob Levine wrote:
No. Best to name that layer something informative like page 1 b/g and lock it.
Get that man another cup of coffee.
What do you gain by locking the layer? Name it something useful like Background and use it on all of the pages to but things that should be behind everything else, as intended. If only one page needs content on that layer, no harm, no foul, but why propagate a bunch of layers that have an object on only one page when the same layer can be used for different objects on many pages?
Nothing…but he wanted it for that first page only.
FWIW, I’ve found myself wanting something like this in the past for complicated MSOs. I really needed them to have very specific names because of some issues with DPS so using them on other pages was pretty much out of the question.
Thanks guys for your help.
To me, it made sense that a layer created on a Master Page should be present on all pages based on that Master, however layers created on one individual page should belong to that one individual page only... Guess that's one feature I'd like to have in the future: at least the possibility, by default or not, to make a layer page-specific when created elsewhere than on a Master Page. Well, a bit like guides.
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