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Adobe InDesign CS3

Working with Layers

As you add more objects to your document, some may overlap; in this instance, the order in which they appear on the page can make a difference in how the objects are displayed. For example, if you have a shaded box and text in the same area of the page, the text has to be on top of the box in order for you to be able to see the text. InDesign allows you to change the layer order of objects to ensure that objects display properly.

  1. From the Toolbox, select the Selection ToolSelection Tool icon

  2. Select the object you wish to move
    EXAMPLE: Select the triangle (notice it is between the rectangle and the ellipse).
    Layer example: Triangle selected

  3. From the Object menu, select Arrange » the desired option
    EXAMPLE: From the Object menu, select Arrange » Bring to Front
    The Triangle is now in the front of the rectangle and the ellipse.
    Layer example: Triangle in front

Option Description
Bring to Front Sends the graphic or text block to the first level in the layer order.
Bring Forward Sends the graphic or text block one level forward in the layer order.
Send Backward Sends the graphic or text block one level back in the layer order.
Send to Back Sends the graphic or text block to the last level in the layer order.

 

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