Hey guys, I just used the release to layers option (sequence),
once I did that, I was able to drag my sub layers out of their top level layers to make them top level layers,
Hope this helps some
What is the trick to physically moving the sublayer out from under the top layer with your mouse? I've done the "Release" command and selected the sublayers, but every time I want to move them out from under, I get the "no can do" icon (circle w/ slash). I've looked at videos and think I must be missing a step. Do I click on something else before tyring to move them?
"What is the trick to physically moving the sublayer out from under the top layer with your mouse?"
It works with sublayers, but it doesn't work with groups or just objects.
Does that mean if any of the sublayers have grouped objects that I must first ungroup them?
No I mean that there is a difference between a sublayer and a group.
Are there any parameters that you can think of that would cause this script not to function properly?
When I try the script on the provided JET_X_Layers.ai file... it works like a champ - but when I try and use it on a file that I am wanting to separate into top layers... I continually get a script alert saying "1 Top Level Layer(s)", and nothing seems to change in my layer palette.
Still running into this problem. This script is a real lifesaver, but I can't get it to work on my files... only the sample file that comes with the script.
What OS and version of AI? I just tried it on a file. It takes a couple of steps. First select each master layer in your document and run the Release to Layers (Sequence) from the flyout menu. Then run the script twice. The first time it should tell you the number of atarting layers and the second it will move the layers to the top layer list.
OS X 10.6.7 using CS5.
I tried releasing to layers (sequence), then ran the script like you suggested, and it told me the number of layers, but then when I try and run it again is just tells me that same number and does nothing in the layer palette.
Can you post a screenshot of the Layers panel with one of the top layers expanded both before and after running the Release to Layers command? Here's what mine looked like.
If you can get it to look like the bottom picture, then the script will work.
Thanks for the script!
Thank you so much!
This would be perfect if it also worked with groups. I still have to manually move everything and rename the folders, sadly.
That seems to have done the trick! I tried it again, and once it was released to layers the script worked for me.
Thanks for your help!
Glad to help.
I had the same problem. In Illy CS6, I found a way though.
Unfortunately, the release to layers command doesn't name the sub-layers according to the objects they're in. Aynone has a fix for that?