Modify a layer

To modify layer visibility, layer z-index (z-index: The stacking order in which layers or objects overlap one another. The higher the number, the closer to the top of the stack they will appear. For example, if a layer's z-index is 2, it will be on top of a layer with a z-index of 1.), and layer ID, use the Layers task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.). Otherwise, use your mouse pointer for resizing the layers, or the task pane to control precise layer dimensions.

ShowTo modify layer visibility

  1. In Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Design Button image.
  2. On the View menu, click Task Pane.
  3. In the Layers task pane, in the Layer Visibility column Visibility, click the layer that you want to modify.

 Note   The open eye icon visible indicates that the layer is visible by default. The closed eye icon hidden indicates that the layer is hidden by default. If no icon appears, it means that the layer inherits the visibility setting from the previous layer.

  1. Click again to change layer visibility.

ShowTo modify layer z-index

  1. In Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Design Button image.
  2. On the View menu, click Task Pane.
  3. In the Layers task pane, in the Layer Z-index column, double-click the layer that you want to modify.
  4. Type the desired z-index in the box.

ShowTo modify layer ID

  1. In Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Design Button image.
  2. On the View menu, click Task Pane.
  3. In the Layers task pane, in the Layer ID column, double-click the layer that you want to rename.
  4. Type the desired layer name in the box.

ShowTo modify layer size

  1. In Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Design.
  2. Click the corner of the layer that you want to resize and drag the corner until the layer is the desired size.

ShowTo modify layer size to precise dimensions

  1. In Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Design Button image.
  2. On the View menu, click Task Pane.
  3. In the Layers task pane, right-click the layer that you want to modify, and then click Positioning on the shortcut menu.
  4. In the Position dialog box, under Location and size, enter the desired width and height in the Width and Height boxes.

 Note   For more information about how to use layers, see About layers, Add a layer, Delete a layer, and Set layer border, shading, and positioning properties.

 
 
Applies to:
FrontPage 2003