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Is there a quick way to reverse the order of layers?

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Is this the same a the 'Z' order?

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Yes, you can say so. Z order is used to define the order in a Z axis (depth). Translating to Affinity Layer's panel it can be used to define the order of the layers in the layer's stack. Although it would not be my first choice when talking about layers in Affinity it does make sense when talking about CSS code for example (z-index property).

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Has this been made into a feature request, I would certainly second the ability to reverse the layer order, both for 'all' layers in a document and layers within groups independently, so that only the layers within the group are re-ordered, I seem to spend a lot of time doing this manually at the moment.

What would be great in addition is perhaps a preference that allows new layers to be added below, rather than above the current layer or something similar so people can select which they prefer.

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10 minutes ago, Hangman said:

Thanks, much appreciated...

Me too!:)

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I'll check this out to see if it can be done DrawPlus8.

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Hello Everyone,

I don't know if anyone already know this yet but I'll share it anyway. I'm using Affinity Designer 1.7

1. Select everything you want to reverse the order

2. Cut it (Ctrl + X)

3. Enable "Insert behind the selection" or go to LAYER > INSERTION > BEHIND

4. Paste it

You can see that the order of the objects are now reversed. :D

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On 9/7/2018 at 7:56 AM, mad99 said:

+1
Many times or most of the time the order is twisted. Would be great to get some easy button or some command/script like in GIMP:
https://docs.gimp.org/2.9/en/script-fu-reverse-layers.html.

 To do it manually is a pain and very error-prone with lots of layers.

I have just tried this link but it doesn't work. Do you have another?

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Thanks Martin - LOL a bit out of my area of expertise!

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Hey jackamus,
This was only for feature-request.

I tried the hint from @lalcimo and in Designer it works fine.
So you don't have to have the expertise ;o) (Maybe dev's from Affinity will have the missing expertise for in future: Maybe Affinity will insert a button for/or a simple other 1-Click solution. )
-> Only select and insert: Then the Layers are inverted below the current layer.

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I want to revive this topic. The Reverse function is very important. For example, I make a calendar and naturally create layers with names: January, February, March, April, etc.
The order of the layers will be appropriate:
etc.
April
March
February
January.
Psychologically, it is not convenient to read from the bottom up. I expect January to be the top layer.

I can drag and drop layers 12 times or I could click one button.

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On 9/30/2019 at 1:32 AM, lalcimo said:

Hello Everyone,

I don't know if anyone already know this yet but I'll share it anyway. I'm using Affinity Designer 1.7

1. Select everything you want to reverse the order

2. Cut it (Ctrl + X)

3. Enable "Insert behind the selection" or go to LAYER > INSERTION > BEHIND

4. Paste it

You can see that the order of the objects are now reversed. :D

THIS WORKS .  thanks 

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