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This has been bugging me for a while...

Imagine the following layer/sublayer structure in Illustrator CS3. All layers are visible and unlocked

Text labels

- Streets

- Buildings

- Waterways

Street centerlines top

Street centerlines bottom

If I have an object on the layer Text labels, I can't drag the selection indicator in the layers pallette to the Streets sublayer. I can however drag it to the Street centerlines top layer and then to the Streets sublayer.

Does anybody have any idea why?
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Illustrator will not let you move something from the master layer to a sub-layer directly under it. i think the concept may be that you shouldn't have anything in that master layer that's not in a sub layer.
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I mocked up your scenario and found that I had no problems dragging art from the master layer to its sublayers. So I did some digging... In the Layers flyout menu, select "Panel Options." Uncheck "Show Layers Only". This will allow you to view every piece of artwork separately if you click on enough disclosure triangles. But it will also allow you to drag art from the master layers to the sublayers. Enjoy!

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I mocked up your scenario and found that I had no problems dragging art from the master layer to its sublayers. So I did some digging... In the Layers flyout menu, select "Panel Options." Uncheck "Show Layers Only". This will allow you to view every piece of artwork separately if you click on enough disclosure triangles. But it will also allow you to drag art from the master layers to the sublayers. Enjoy!


Ah... that could actually be it, because I always switch that off, along with the layer thumbnails, whenever I create a new file.
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On a somewhat related note . . . . any way of setting the preferences so that when you open a file all the sublayers are not displayed?




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