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Select Layer 1 from the Top...not selecting Layer 1


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I have a macro to duplicate, arrange and group a label on an A4 sheet and wanted to save one more click but apparently the program doesn't want to select the first layer from the top.

1. Affinity Photo

2. Can I reproduce it? Yes.

3. Yes but I'll upload the files.


Open "Label.afphoto" and "A4.afphoto"

Go to "Label" and click on "Group" then press Ctrl+C

Go to "A4" and press Ctrl+V

Click on Macro


Once it finishes, hide the newly created group with the little tick box from the layers panel.

Repeat Ctrl+V, hide

on the 5th repetition, the program will select the 2nd layer, on the 6th repetition it will select the 3rd and so on.


A4.afphoto Label.afphoto Macros.afmacros

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Hey Hey Máté,

I'm sorry your post was missed.

I've looked at this in further detail and it looks like this is happening because the macro is potentially looking at how many layers you started with. When it gets to that number of pastes it's dropping down a level.

We can reproduce this from scratch and if we start with 3 layers, it drops down on the 4th. If we start with 10 layers, it drops down on the 11th.


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