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Why do you not write the layer's name on the layer in the slug area on the top level master page?
Willi—that's a great point. I was simply hoping to avoid the reiterative task of writing it out in the slug so it would change automatically if the layer name was changed, and having to go back through old files to put this info in (each document typically has 150+ layers). If I can't find an automated solution, this is most likely the route I'll be taking.
Additionally, I'd like to only display the names of the layers active on a particular page, meaning I don't want a full list of active layers across the document. Just for the sake of clarity.
It doesn't work that way unless you have gone to the trouble of setting up the file in a vary particular way. All layers are available on any page or spread of the document. You would have to set up and use a layer structure with a layer for each page and all the items on the page on that layer. Doing that you could name the layer with the page number.
It could be scripted, but you'd have to remember to double-click the
script when you finish making your changes.
If you're interested in commissioning such a script, feel free to email
me: admin (at) freelancebookdesign.com.
Do you have to send the file with layers? Seems to me if you DON'T include layers, only the content on the visible layers will show, and the names you've included on the master pages in the slug area will be there to reference which layers were used, but no info at all will show for any layer not visible at the time of export.