I'm running CS 5.5 on Mac (OS 10.7.4). Try as I might, I can't copy and paste between layers.
Create new document
Create new layer (= 2)
With first layer active, create text box and type randomly
Swtich to pointer, select text box, Copy
With second layer active, Paste
Error message onscreen:
<<Cannot paste or place onto locked or hidden layers. Do you want to unlock and show all affected layers in order to paste?>>
If click OK, the source layer (layer 1) becomes active again, and my text box gets pasted in. The destination layer (layer 2) is untouched.
Both layers are visible, neither of them are locked.
Any ideas much appreciated!
It sounds like you need to trash your prefs. See Replace Your Preferences
And it shouldn't throw that message, but also check to be sure that Paste Remembers Layers isn't checked in the Layers panel flyout menu or you'll never get anything to paste from one layer to another.
The status of "Paste Remember Layers" is inconsequential when you use the mouse:
1. select any object on layer A
2. holding down the Alt/Option key, drag the colored rectangle in the Layers panel to your target layer.
Will trash my prefs, although it's almost certainly Paste Remembers Layers (turned on for an iffy graphic elsewhere in the document).
A BIG THANK YOU since this has been doing my head in!
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I'll edit the posts that are here already.
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