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Layers panel doesn't show proper page's layers when switching views of a document

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When you have two Views open for a Publisher document, you may have different pages displayed in each. Say, the original view (v1) has page 1 displayed, then you use View > New View to create another view (v2). In v2, switch to page 2.

That's all fine.

Now change to the tab that has view v1 displayed. If you check the Layers panel it will be displaying the layers from v2's page (page 2). You must click on the page in view v1 with some tool other than the View tool, or double-click on the page icon in the Pages panel, to get the Layers panel to update to show the layers for page 1.

Now switch to the tab that has view v2 displayed. The Layers panel is still showing the layers from v1 (page 1) until you click on the page (or double-click its icon) in v2.

Example:

1. The pages I have defined:

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2. Page 1(view v1) and its layer panel:

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3. Create new view v2, and switch to page 2:

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4. Switch back to the tab for view v1:

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-- Walt

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The layers panel is always displaying the current spread of the document which will be the same for the 2 views. It's pretty much like scrolling to a different place in the document.


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15 minutes ago, Pauls said:

The layers panel is always displaying the current spread of the document

A slight correction from my side: If they are facing pages, both spreads content appear in the layer panel. I does not matter if you click on the right or left page in the pages panel. The view jumps to the selected page. Could be irritating if there are layers of both pages, especially when there are "hundreds" of layers.

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2 hours ago, Pauls said:

The layers panel is always displaying the current spread of the document which will be the same for the 2 views. It's pretty much like scrolling to a different place in the document.

Thanks, Paul. That makes sense.

It would be nice if the Publisher Help were updated to clarify that switching to a different view does not change what is considered to be the current page. That fact can be seen in the Pages panel if one thinks to look, but that's a subtle indication :)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.535 Beta

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