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Greetings,

Somehow I deleted some labels.
Is it possible to copy/import the labels layer from another project version?

-Mike

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This was posted in a separate topic, I'm merging it in here:

I just copied the layer label from another project version and then chose "paste" and "paste in front" in the other project.

The labels paste in the project, but are not aligned with the streams.

HELP!

Edited by Hans van der Maarel, 03 January 2006 - 09:32 AM.


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Assuming you're using Illustrator:

If you have an older version of the project, you can copy the information from there and then do a "paste in front". However, this only works if the page size is the same (and maybe also the page rulers, I'm not sure about that).

If the scaling is correct, but the positioning isn't, here's how you can fix that:
- Look for an easily identifyable object, make sure you can see both the current position and the position it should be in.
- Take the ruler tool and take a measure from where it is to where it's supposed to go.
- Select all features you want to move
- Doubleclick on the black selection arrow in the toolbar. This brings up the Move dialog with the distance and bearing you have just measured already filled in.
- Hit Enter. If you've measured accurately enough, your objects will fall into place.

Hope this helps.
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Assuming you're using Illustrator:

If you have an older version of the project, you can copy the information from there and then do a "paste in front". However, this only works if the page size is the same (and maybe also the page rulers, I'm not sure about that).

If the scaling is correct, but the positioning isn't, here's how you can fix that:
- Look for an easily identifyable object, make sure you can see both the current position and the position it should be in.
- Take the ruler tool and take a measure from where it is to where it's supposed to go.
- Select all features you want to move
- Doubleclick on the black selection arrow in the toolbar. This brings up the Move dialog with the distance and bearing you have just measured already filled in.
- Hit Enter. If you've measured accurately enough, your objects will fall into place.

Hope this helps.

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Yes, I am using AI CS2. In my panicky haste I forgot to mention this.
I will try your suggestions and see what happens.

Thanks!
-Mike

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Assuming you're using Illustrator:


- Take the ruler tool and take a measure from where it is to where it's supposed to go.

Hope this helps.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Yes, I am using AI CS2. In my panicky haste I forgot to mention this.
I will try your suggestions and see what happens.

Thanks!
-Mike

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Hi Hans,
For some reason I could not find the measure tool on my tool bar. Screen shot attached.
Where is the dang thing!! Loosing hair at a rapid rate today...

I did get the labels lined back up. I did not loose all of them so I pasted in front and nudged the whole selection until they lined up with an existing label. WHEW! I gotta remember to start locking layers.

Thanks,
-Mike

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For some reason I could not find the measure tool on my tool bar. Screen shot attached.
Where is the dang thing!! Loosing hair at a rapid rate today...

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IIRC, it's underneath the eyedropper (press and hold the mousecursor down on it and the extra options fold out).

Give it a try, this method comes in very useful from time to time.
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For some reason I could not find the measure tool on my tool bar. Screen shot attached.
Where is the dang thing!! Loosing hair at a rapid rate today...

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


IIRC, it's underneath the eyedropper (press and hold the mousecursor down on it and the extra options fold out).

Give it a try, this method comes in very useful from time to time.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Thanks, not sure how I missed it.

-Mike




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