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Layers in QuarkXPress

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The appearance of layers and the objects that are placed on them. Note that the components placed on each layer are also shown in InDesign (and in QuarkXPress 2021 or above).

The appearance of layers and the objects that are placed on them. Note that the components placed on each layer are also shown in InDesign (and in QuarkXPress 2021 or above).

Objects, in a QuarkXPress document, can be placed on different layers.

 

Some remarks about layers in QuarkXPress, and how they are treated in Q++Studio:

 

Each object belongs to one layer, and its selection marks appear in the color of its layer.

Layers can be created below the default layer.

All objects of a layer are above (in front of) all objects of the layer below (in the above example, all object of layer 3 are in front of all objects of layer 2). This means that the change z-order macro resulting action will only affect a textbox's z-order within the same layer.

As shown at the bottom of the image on the right, the components placed on each layer are also visible and accessible in QuarkXPress 2021-2024.

 

Invisible Layers

 

Since build 13491 (June 2012) any layer which is set to invisible in a GridTemplate will be totally ignored by Q++Studio during scanning or generating (ie. it will be as if the layer did not exist).

 

The one very important exception to the last point above, is that the default layer is never ignored by Q++Studio (warning 180535 will be generated if one of the GridTemplates has a hidden default layer).

 

Layers on Master Pages in Output Files

 

When using QuarkXPress 2015-2024, it is possible to have layers in master pages, meaning that objects on various layers of their GridTemplate will remain on the same layer in the output file. For this reason, both diary generation options remove gridtemplate layers and remove opf layers are automatically set to false when using QuarkXPress 2015-2024.

 


Topic 179695, last updated on 28-Apr-2022