[Pro] Quickly View/Edit Stacked Images

Hi There,

More and more, I’m making extensive use of the target/show hidden layer actions. It works great. However, it takes forever to edit all these stacked images. Is there a quicker way? Ideally, it would be great if the other images in the stack were temporarily hidden, or temporarily moved to the top of the stack without loosing it’s place in the “pile”. Here’s my current workflow.

  1. Find the item I want to edit on the page menu
  2. Move the item in the dimensions area of the info pallet so it’s not hidden in the stack
  3. Make necessary changes
  4. Move the item back to it’s original position using the dimensions area again.

When I have a lot of changes to make, moving the image before I can edit it requires a lot of extra time. Is there any way to make this process more efficient?

Thanks for the advice everyone!

Doty


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On Apr 3, 2012, at 1:23 PM, Doty wrote:

Hi There,

More and more, I’m making extensive use of the target/show hidden layer actions. It works great. However, it takes forever to edit all these stacked images. Is there a quicker way? Ideally, it would be great if the other images in the stack were temporarily hidden, or temporarily moved to the top of the stack without loosing it’s place in the “pile”. Here’s my current workflow.

  1. Find the item I want to edit on the page menu
  2. Move the item in the dimensions area of the info pallet so it’s not hidden in the stack
  3. Make necessary changes
  4. Move the item back to it’s original position using the dimensions area again.

When I have a lot of changes to make, moving the image before I can edit it requires a lot of extra time. Is there any way to make this process more efficient?

Click the header on the Site pane so it changes to Page. Click on the item you wish to edit in the list of page elements (sensible naming helps a lot here). Press Return to temporarily move the element to the top of the stack.

You’ll need to fiddle with the selection techniques (heavy on the keyboard shortcuts) to gain access to children or text of that element without causing it to slip behind the rest of the stack, but it’s easy enough to figure out. Important thing to realize – the order of elements is NOT modified by this technique, it’s just giving you the illusion that the element you’ve chosen is at the top of the stack. When you click anywhere else, the original sort will be restored.

Walter

Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Walter! Thank you thank you! A simple hit of the return key, so simple and I had no idea!

Now – separate question – do you know a quick (keyboard shortcut) way to shift between items in the page menu (or the site menu for that matter)? I’ve always wished I could I could do this without having to click each one.

Thanks again. My wrists and fingers thank you!

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I don’t, but maybe someone else will have a suggestion…

Walter

On Apr 3, 2012, at 3:21 PM, Doty wrote:

Now – separate question – do you know a quick (keyboard shortcut) way to shift between items in the page menu (or the site menu for that matter)? I’ve always wished I could I could do this without having to click each one.


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