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Illustrator Layers

Apr 4, 2011 1:24 PM

I searched but did not find anything (pardon if this has already been explained).

 

I am using CS5 and noticed that all my layers expand everytime I open a file.  Not sure if there is a setting to maintain the layer layout when saving or opening a file.

 
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    Apr 4, 2011 6:41 PM   in reply to rsukhram@tgioa.com

    There is no setting.

     

    It's been mentioned a few times. For some reason Ai feels the need to always expand all layers when a file is opened. It's annoying.

     

    The best way to deal with it is to place all your layers into anotehr layer as sublayers. Then when you open a file, it only takes 1 click to collapse all layers.

     

    I wish they'd fix this.

     
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    Apr 5, 2011 12:16 AM   in reply to rsukhram@tgioa.com

    You may say that they should refix it: there was no such issue in the old days, before they unfixed it.

     
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    Apr 5, 2011 6:00 AM   in reply to rsukhram@tgioa.com

    If you option/alt click to collapse the main layer, all the sublayers should collapse as well. So then you can re-open the main layer and see collpased sub-layers.

     
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    Apr 5, 2011 7:52 AM   in reply to rsukhram@tgioa.com

    Choose "Paste Remembers Layers" in the Layer's Panel flyout menu.

     
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    Apr 5, 2011 7:56 AM   in reply to rsukhram@tgioa.com

    Glad to help

     
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    Oct 8, 2011 3:43 PM   in reply to rsukhram@tgioa.com

    Hey guys, I know how annoying this can be, and I have a solution. It's not perfect, but it works:

     

    I've made an extension that will allow you to collapse all the layers and sub-layers and sub-sub-sub....... get the point.

     

    Read more here: http://ai-tools.blogspot.com/

     
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    Jan 16, 2014 12:21 AM   in reply to Cristian Mihai

    This issue is fixed in 17.1 update released for Illustrator CC

     

    Satinder

    Illustrator Team

     
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