Unlock all layers

Advocate ,
Aug 28, 2012

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Hi everybody.

i recieved a illustrator file with thousands of layers/sublayers, one of them is locked, and illustrator don't let me replace a font because says that "layer is locked".

there is a command to unlock all layers?

or to force a replace font without unlocking?

Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 28, 2012
Larry G. Schneider Adobe Community Professional , Aug 28, 2012
Try locking one of your top layers. It will be available then as hereWhen I had no top layers locked it looked like yours.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 28, 2012

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Layers Palette Flyout Menu >> Unlock All Layers

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Advocate ,
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i don't have it in cs4

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Try locking one of your top layers. It will be available then as here

Screen shot 2012-08-28 at 10.26.33 AM.png

When I had no top layers locked it looked like yours.

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Explorer ,
Jan 18, 2013

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Thank you.

Except the fact that it doesn't work.

Although it unlocks all layers, but won't unlock locked paths.

There is
Object -> Unlock All

for that in the menu.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 18, 2013

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Unlocking all objects wasn't the question; unlocking all layers was.

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Explorer ,
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I've tried locking a layer to get the Unlock All Layers menu item and tried that, but there are still two fonts I cant Find/Replace because I continue to get the dialog:

lockedfont.png

Maybe a corrupt file?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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What are the fonts you are having trouble with?

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New Here ,
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I'm sure this problem has been fixed by now, but I ran into the same issue and discovered that the font wasn't on the active artboard. It wasn't technically locked. It just wasn't active. Strange issue.

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New Here ,
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After some research I managed recently this :

  1. First you have to show all objects : Main menu Objects > Show all (alt+ctrl+3)
  2. Then create a top level layer, and drop all your others top layers inside, and proceed as Larry G. Schneider said...

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