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.
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.
Guys thanks for the replies. Yeah I do create a main layer with multiple sub layers but I agree it can be a bit annoying to have to close every sub/sub/sub layer...lolz.
Hopefully an update or the new version will correct this. Also this only seems to be an issue with illustrator. Photoshop keeps the layers in the same state when the file was saved...
since we are on the topic of layers perhaps you can help with this also.
I am working between 2 files.
File 1 has a main layer with sub layers.
File 2 has a blank layer.
When I select all my layers from the file 1 and copy to the selected blank layer of file 2 the layer structure from file 1 does not carry over. It takes all the parts and put all into one layer as opposed to sub layers. Is there a proper way to move/copy layers from file to file?
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/