Tip of the Week: Controlling the Position of a New Layer
This InDesign tip on controlling the position of a new layer was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 9, 2017.
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By default, if you click the button to create a new layer in the Layers panel, the new layer will be created directly above the current drawing layer (indicated by the pen icon).
But with a few keyboard shortcuts, you can make the new layer appear elsewhere in the stacking order.
Hold the Command key on Mac or Ctrl on Windows while you click the button to make the new layer appear beneath the current layer.
Hold Command+Shift on Mac or Ctrl+Shift on Windows while you click the button to make the new layer appear at the top of the layer stack.