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Hi. I am so happy with AP. It's sooo much better than the previous rival whom we don't mention...
There is only one feature I still miss and you've probably guessed what it is from the title of this post.
Sometimes I need to switch on/off features across several different pages and it would be great to have globally linked layers to do this, instead of needing to remember where the relevant linked features are in the document. An example is language translations. Often I need to do layouts with alternate languages and changing each page of a 50 page document is a chore.
I know, I could have a separate file for the other languages but global layers would be better.

Is there anything like this in the pipeline?

Cheers,

Tony

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There is a form of global layers already, since you can put the layer on a Master Page and apply that Master to document pages. And a document page can have multiple Master pages applied.

To turn off the layer, you just turn it off on the Master and it's gone on all the pages you applied that Master to.

However, there have been a number of requests for something more general than that, and you'll probably find them if you search for "global layer" :)


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5 hours ago, Tony Cotterill said:

Is there anything like this in the pipeline?

Yes, it is. But a date or version was not announced yet.


> There is a form of global layers already,

The workaround mentioned above does not at all work like global layers do: Its main issue is the massive increase of necessary additional clicks and layer moves you need to do on each page during the creation process – it does not offer the time saving capability of global layers.


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I'm very much looking forward to this feature! Not having it really bogs down my workflow.


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Same here. It's a very important feature, I would say essential to create a large multi language documents. What walt.farrell says doesn't work here.

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