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Some layers are collapsed some aren't

Nov 29, 2012 12:40 AM

Tags: #illustrator #layers

Hi,

 

I've an Illustrator file with about 50 different layers. Each time I open it, some layers are "opened" others are collapsed. I "closed" all leayers, saved the document, restart AI but some layers are open again.

How can I save the folding state of a layer? How can I collapse all layers?

 

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Thanks,

Konrad

 
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    Nov 29, 2012 1:28 AM   in reply to km79

    I've an Illustrator file with about 50 different layers. Each time I open it, some layers are "opened" others are collapsed.

    the ones collapsed have no sublayers, Illustrator will "make you a favor" and expand all layers with sublayers

     

     

     

    How can I save the folding state of a layer? How can I collapse all layers?

    you can't

     
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:25 AM   in reply to km79

    You can distinguish by their gray - layers are a little lighter in your screenshot.

     

    There's no automatism to convert sublayers into groups. Maybe there's a script, but I don't know any.

     

    It has its drawbacks as well, since you cannot select single objects in groups as easily as in sublayers.

     
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:04 AM   in reply to km79

    you can go to the Layer's Flyout menu and choose "Panel Options..." and check "Show Layers Only"...groups and objects will hide

     

    and/or in the same panel, in the "Thumbnails" section, uncheck everything but "Groups"...that will remove thumbnails from layers and objects exept groups.

     

     

    or double click on an item you're unsure if it is a group or a sublayer, you'll get a dialog with options, if it says "Options" then it is a group, if it says "Layer Options" then it is a layer.

     

     

    Can I convert (all) sublayers into groups?

    it might be possible with a script

     
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    Jan 16, 2014 12:24 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    This issue is fixed in 17.1 update released for Illustrator CC

     

    Satinder

    Illustrator Team

     
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