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Active Drawing Layer
By default, the page and pasteboard are the active drawing layer. The active drawing layer is where an object is drawn on the top of the active drawing layer's stack. When selecting objects with the Object tool or text with the Text tool, only objects and text on the active drawing layer may be selected. When importing or pasting objects, the objects are...
Adjust Stack Order
Layers listed first in the list are on top of those listed later in the list. Imagine each drawing and free objects on individual transparent sheets. These sheets are stacked together and then viewed from above. The sheets may be moved up or down in the stack, in the parent layer or page, that it is currently in. Those that are on top of the stack will...
Flattening or dissolving a layer will cause the objects in that layer to be removed from that layer and place in the parent layer or on the page in the same stack order as they currently exist. The now empty layer itself will be deleted. To flatten or dissolve a layer with the menu: Select the Object tool from the Toolbox and select the layer to flatten....
To name or rename a layer with the menu: Select the Object tool from the Toolbox and select the layer to name. Choose Information from the Edit menu. The Object Information dialog box for drawings will appear. Enter the name in the Name text box. Click OK. To name or rename a layer with the Layers Palette: Choose Show Layer Palette from the Window menu....
To create a layer with the menu: Select the Object tool from the Toolbox and select the objects to put into the new layer. Choose Make Drawing from the Drawing submenu in the Object menu. To create a layer with the Layers Palette: Select the Object tool from the Toolbox and select the objects to put into the new layer. Choose Show Layer Palette from the...
The Layers Palette allows you to select a layer to draw in, show and hide layers, lock layers, and delete layers; much like a drawing program. The main difference from a traditional drawing program is that you can have layers inside of layers, layers have a dimension which differs from the page size, and layers inside the active layer can be grabbed and the...
Working with Groups
PageStream can combine objects into groups to freeze their relative positions and to simplify manipulating them. A group of objects can be selected, moved, scaled and edited as one object. The appearance of the individual objects is unchanged when they are grouped; groups exist only to make editing easier. Groups can be many levels deep. For example, you...
Comparing Drawings with Groups
Do not confuse drawings with groups. While the concepts may seem similar, they produce different results, especially when you edit the combined objects. Basically, grouping objects combines them together so that you can edit them as a single object, but the components retain their individual properties: e.g., the shapes' line weights remain the same as you...
The Object tool allows you to select objects to move, scale or change. An object is selected when size handles (small squares) are shown around its bounding box. You can also select objects with the Reshape, Crop and Rotate tools, but some Object menu commands are disabled when these tools are selected. To select an object: Select the Object tool and click...
Everything on a page is an object, whether it is a text block, text frame, picture, EPS graphic or polygon. PageStream provides five tools to manipulate objects: Object tool Use the Object tool to edit, move and scale objects. When this tool is selected, you can manipulate with Object menu commands. Reshape tool Use the Reshape tool to add, delete and...
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