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Expanded or collapsed layer status

Apr 25, 2009 5:02 PM

Every time that I open a file, almost all the layers in the first level appears expanded, even when the file was saved with these layers colapsed.


So, as I have a lot of layers and sublayers/groups, it is difficult to navigate to a specific location and I need to collapse layer by layer.


Are there some trick to force Illustrator to remember the layer status?






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    Apr 26, 2009 11:22 AM   in reply to nlfuria

    There is no way to force it. Illustrator simply does not remember hte collapse state of layers. Lord knows, I wish it would.



    I've files 2 or 3 feature requests for this.... file yours too. The more Adobe gets the more likely it is to happen.


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    Aug 19, 2010 5:07 AM   in reply to [scott w]

    Here the same problem, I will also submit this, or is it fixed in CS5?

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    Aug 19, 2010 1:54 PM   in reply to Raymarcher

    Same issue in CS 5 and many previous versions.


    To ease it you can put all your layers into one master layer. After saving and reopening your file, Alt/Option Click the triangle on the left hand side of the master layer item in order to collapse or expand all sublayers inside the master layer.

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    Jan 16, 2014 12:22 AM   in reply to nlfuria

    This issue is fixed in 17.1 update released for Illustrator CC



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