The normal way to move an object from one layer to another is to drag its dot up or down within the Layers panel—you will have to expand the layers to see all of the elements on that spread to find the correct dot. In the image on the left the dot for the selected image is missing, I needed to expand that section to see it.
I have seen in past threads that the dots go missing. If that's the case, delete your preferences.
Troubleshooting 101: Replace, or "trash" your InDesign preferences
Thank you BarbBinder. This is exactly what happens: the point does not appear on the pallet and I have already deleted preferences, but this has not changed the situation. Thank you anyway.
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Did you also delete the InDesign caches file. Interface problems can be cache related and trashing prefs doesn't always work.
Can you give us a screenshot of your situation?
Use the "Insert Image" function of the forum software for sharing:
Select the object while the Layers panel is open, the layers are expanded, nested objects like groups are expanded.
Hidden characters and frame edges should show.
There are two or three situations where you cannot move an object on the spread to a different layer.
But at least you should see a tiny dot—smaller than the one Barb presented in her screenshot—in the opened layers panel.
Yes, I did.
Hi Uwe, follow the screenshots for your enjoyment. I always build the files with layers, but since I did the last update, the command has this problem.
I've checked Adobe for help, but support informed me that there may be a problem with the display incompatibility. I think this is unlikely, because when copying (from a layer) and paste (on another layer) I can reposition the object.
thank you for the screenshot.
Will the situation change, if you save that document to IDML and open the IDML file?
As I can see from the title bar you opened a legacy document in InDesign CC 2017, because "[Converted]" is added to the title.
Do not overwrite the orginal file by saving the opened one.