Effect of having "no active layer" when adding objects

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Effect of having "no active layer" when adding objects

Postby Dennis » Wed, 04 May 2005 22:24:24 GMT

Using 2003

What is the effect of not assigning shapes, when created, to a layer?
Or what is the problem of not flagging a layer as active when adding
shapes?

Up until now I have not used layers.  Reviewing my previous work, I see
that the connectors seem to be on a layer (not active) and the same
with flowchart items.

I now realize that I can assign the various shapes to a layer.  That
said, are all non-assigned connectors and shapes - essentially on both
the "connectors" and the "flowchart" layers?

I hope that I my questions are clear.

Dennis


Re: Effect of having "no active layer" when adding objects

Postby Al Edlund » Thu, 05 May 2005 00:36:37 GMT

'Most' shapes that you pull from stencils have a default layer assigned and 
if that layer is not on the active page, visio adds it. Layers get a lot of 
their strength by allowing the user to control what is visible, printable, 
etc.
Not using layers relative to shapes just means you lose some flexibility in 
the drawing, if you haven't used them until now then nothing is lost.
Al







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