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=Working or already implemented things=
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== Using the Layers dialog ==
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The Layers dialog controls all layer functions: adding new layers, renaming, deleting, arranging, toggling visibility and edit-locking and setting Blend mode and opacity.
  
The Layers dialog controls all layer functions - adding new layers, renaming, deleting, arranging, toggling visibility and edit-locking,  and setting Blend mode and opacity.
 
 
[[File:Layer_Dialog.png|200px|thumb|left]]
 
[[File:Layer_Dialog.png|200px|thumb|left]]
  
Layer Dialog is accessible via:
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The Layers dialog can be opened by going to <tt>Layer > Layers...</tt>.
*'''Main Menu -> "L_ayer":''' the Layer Dialog box is opened when clicking on the last option at the bottom of dropdown List "Layers". Also most of the Layer functions are included in this dropdown list:
 
**add, duplicate, rename
 
**view one layer up/down
 
**move selection to layer up/down
 
**changing order of layers
 
**delete layer
 
**Layer Diaolog
 
  
*'''Commands Bar Button:''' Button "show Layers" opens the Layer Dialog Box
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Most of the Layer functions are already available in this menu, including:
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*add, duplicate, rename
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*view one layer up/down
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*move selection to layer up/down
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*changing order of layers
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*delete layer
  
=Things in Doing=
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There is also a <tt>View Layers</tt> shortcut button on the Commands Bar toolbar.
''Things that the developer-Team or the Community are already working on''
 
==inkscape 0.48==
 
  
; space
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== Work in progress ==
: for ideas
 
  
=Suggestions for the Future=
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== Suggestions for improvements ==
  
; Adobe Illustrator
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=== Adobe Illustrator sublayers ===
: It would be good to consider using sublayers like in Illustartor: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/Adobe_illustrator_10.png --Host-216-229-237-115.public.southern.edu 15:27, 3 October 2005  
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It would be good to consider using sublayers like in Illustartor: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/Adobe_illustrator_10.png --Host-216-229-237-115.public.southern.edu 15:27, 3 October 2005  
  
; drag&drop functionality with opened Layer Dialog
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=== drag&drop functionality with opened Layer Dialog ===
: simply make a selection, open the layer dialog, drag the desired Layer on the selection and drop -> the selection is added to the desired Layer--[[User:Touringlonewulf|Touringlonewulf]] 11:28, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
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simply make a selection, open the layer dialog, drag the desired Layer on the selection and drop -> the selection is added to the desired Layer--[[User:Touringlonewulf|Touringlonewulf]] 11:28, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
  
; additional point in Main Menu drop down
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=== additional item in Layers menu ===
: under "move selection up/down" the point: "move selection to layer" -> a new drop down opens, which shows all layers and another point "create new". Now simply clicking in the drop down list on one layer will move the selection to that layer--[[User:Touringlonewulf|Touringlonewulf]] 11:28, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
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under "move selection up/down" the point: "move selection to layer" -> a new drop down opens, which shows all layers and another point "create new". Now simply clicking in the drop down list on one layer will move the selection to that layer--[[User:Touringlonewulf|Touringlonewulf]] 11:28, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
  
  
; additional button in Layer Dialog Box
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=== additional button in Layer Dialog Box ===
: "import bitmap/svg into current layer"  
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"import bitmap/svg into current layer"  
  
=See also=
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== See also ==
  
 
*[[DocumentLayers]]
 
*[[DocumentLayers]]
*a goog User guide article on Layers in 0.47 from [http://en.flossmanuals.net/Inkscape/Layers flossmanuals]
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* [http://en.flossmanuals.net/Inkscape/Layers Floss Manuals User guide article on Layers in 0.47]
 
 
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Revision as of 13:24, 24 August 2010

Using the Layers dialog

The Layers dialog controls all layer functions: adding new layers, renaming, deleting, arranging, toggling visibility and edit-locking and setting Blend mode and opacity.

Layer Dialog.png

The Layers dialog can be opened by going to Layer > Layers....

Most of the Layer functions are already available in this menu, including:

  • add, duplicate, rename
  • view one layer up/down
  • move selection to layer up/down
  • changing order of layers
  • delete layer

There is also a View Layers shortcut button on the Commands Bar toolbar.

Work in progress

Suggestions for improvements

Adobe Illustrator sublayers

It would be good to consider using sublayers like in Illustartor: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/Adobe_illustrator_10.png --Host-216-229-237-115.public.southern.edu 15:27, 3 October 2005

drag&drop functionality with opened Layer Dialog

simply make a selection, open the layer dialog, drag the desired Layer on the selection and drop -> the selection is added to the desired Layer--Touringlonewulf 11:28, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

additional item in Layers menu

under "move selection up/down" the point: "move selection to layer" -> a new drop down opens, which shows all layers and another point "create new". Now simply clicking in the drop down list on one layer will move the selection to that layer--Touringlonewulf 11:28, 23 August 2010 (UTC)


additional button in Layer Dialog Box

"import bitmap/svg into current layer"

See also