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Help! How do I select/edit a second layer? It keeps reverting back to the first layer.

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Aug 07, 2021 Aug 07, 2021

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Hi everyone,

 

Apologies if this question has been answered somewhere else, but I've been searching and can't find any info ...

 

I using a template that someone else created which consists of 2 layers. It's a calendar with a photo (layer 1) and a punchhole at the top of the page (layer 2).

 

I just want to move the hole down a bit.

But whenever I try to select the punchhole, it just selects the other layer.

 

I've tried selected the print layer from the Layers tab first, but as soon as I click on the page, it instantly switches to the other layer. I've tried holding down ctrl, shift, cmd, option, etc. No luck, I can't figure out how to select the punchhole to edit it!!!

 

Can anyone help?? 

 

I have attached screenshot of it, if that helps.

 

Thanks in advance!

Bex

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Hi

Is this Adobe Illustrator you're referring too?

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Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

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Hi Ged,

No, InDesign.

(Sorry, I was in the InDesign section of the Community Help articles when I submitted this question, thought that info would be attached)

Thanks,
Bex

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This is the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums).
Please tell us what Adobe application you are using so that this can be moved to the proper forum for help.

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Thanks for the clarification, Peru Bob!
I thought I was submitting a question to the InDesign forum. If you could move it there, that would be great, thanks!

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Software: creative cloud 2021

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What type of file is it?

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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An InDesign file (.indd)

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Are you sure the punchhole is on Layer 2? It's not clear from the screenshot. The frame around the holes should be red, the same color assigned to Layer 2. Perhaps try locking Layer 1, using the Layers panel. 

If it's easy to post a sample page, please do so and I'm sure we can get it figured out. 

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