In Freehand you can hi-lite an object and then go to the layers pallett and double click on a layer to copy the object to that layer. Basically transfering
the object from one layer to another.
Is there a way in Illustrator CS4 to do the same thing? Freehand does in in a very simple way. I'm hoping that Illustrator has a simular feature.
When you select the object, a small rectangle to the right of the layer shwos in the palette. Just drag it to the desired layer. Or drag the object's entry in the layer palette to the desired layer (the object doesn't even need to be selected for that).
Or you can use the Object > Arrange > Send to Current Layer command. You can even assign a keyboard shortcut to it if you use this operation frequently.