Working with layer in InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021

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Hey, guys
I'm in the habit of working whith layers in InDesign.
I noticed that when I have a set of objects grouped into a layer and ungrouped, it ends up on the bottom layer. In fact, this happens even when this layer is locked.
So I have to unlock the layer, cut the objects and paste them into the original layer (the one I'm working on).
Why does it happen?

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Do you have ungroup remembers layers enabled?

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Hi BobLevin, yes it is enabled

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Have you tried resetting preferences?

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Hi John,

I haven't tried it yet.
Can be a solution. Thanks

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Hi Heloisa,

were the items grouped in the document you want to ungroup them?

 

I get a similar result with this little experiment:

Document A with some items on Layer 1.

Group the items.

Copy the group.

 

Move on to Document B where the active layer is Layer 2 and Layer 1 is locked.

Paste the group to Layer 2, the active layer. This is possible if the option "Paste Remembers Layer" in not enabled.

 

Now ungroup the group that was pasted. All objects are ungrouped to Layer 1 of Document B.

See two screenshots below from my German InDesign 2022:

 

GroupedItemsOnLayer2.PNG

 

UngroupedToLockedLayer1.PNG

 

InDesign remembered the layer name of the ungrouped objects in document A.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Hi Laubender,
All work was done on the same document.
First layer as background, locked.
In the second layer I work the texts, images, shapes...
It is in this 2nd layer, that when you ungroup a set of texts or shapes, it ends up in the 1st layer, which is blocked.

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