I’m working on a kind of “experimental” website with a lot of images appearing when the mouse is in a certain place.
I’m using the Rollover and Target Show/Hide Image functions and everything is working quite well except that I can’t select my images that are in the back once I’m done.
At the moment, I have to take everything out and back again, which is driving me mad.
Is there any way to “call” an item with his title?
Or would it be possible ti have kind of a Photoshop layer window?
I saved this from an earlier thread. It might help you. The answer Is ThatKeith’s,
“… every time I want to change something in one of my text layers, I have to click it on the site list to the left, then ever-so-slowly arrow it over onto the pasteboard, make my change, and then carefully line it back up onto the document. That makes it hard to do edits.”
Wouldn’t life be great if there was an easier way?
Well - life IS great.
First, you can click ‘through’ items that are in a stack, so you don’t have to use the Page view in the Site panel. Just hold down the Command and Option keys (that’s Apple and Alt if you prefer) and click, click, click. Each click selects the next item below. Keep track of which item is selected by looking at the name in the Inspector palette. (You did name things usefully, right?
Then, when you have the right item selected, just hit the Enter key (no, NOT the Return key - there is a difference!) and the selected item will be ‘opened’ for text editing with the content shown above all other elements even though the item remains where it is in the stack. You can’t click and drag with the mouse to select text, but you can use keyboard commands. Use the arrow keys to navigate around the text, use those with the Shift key to select chunks, and simply use Command-A to select all text. Command-Option-click once more to ‘close’ the item and keep it selected - so you can Command-Option-click again to keep tunneling down the stack… or just click elsewhere to deselect.
If you still want to move something off the page onto the pasteboard so you can work on it separately, look in the Inspector palette and try just setting the item’s left inset to a different value and hitting Return. Stick a minus in front of the number, or use some value that relates to the original number. That way it will be easy to send it back to the original location in your page: just put in the original left inset number ( or whatever you changed) and you’re done.