Moving objects to another layer


#1

I know how to drag an object from one layer to another. If - should say when - the number of objects gets a little high, sometimes scrolling or dragging takes a while.

There is a menu item under Edit -> Layers -> Move Selection to Layer but I can’t seem to cause it to activate. I checked the help and I think I am doing correctly. On one unlocked layer, I select the object(s) I want to move. I click on “Edit”, then “Layers” but the option is not enabled.

What am I doing wrong?

v7.10.2

Thanks


#2

I suppose that you miss one step: After the objects are selected, I select the layer where I want the selected objects. Then Edit -> Layers -> Move Selection to Layer is enabled and after selecting this menu item, the objects are moved to the selected layer.
Hope this helps


#3

That makes sense. Would it be possible to expand the help file on that item? Select the objects to move, select the destination layer, then Edit > Layers > Move Selected? I didn’t understand the objects and new layer could be selected at the same time without changing the active layer.