Using the Object Manager

The Object Manager displays the vertical structure — the stacking order — of objects, layers, and pages in your document. For each object, the Object Manager displays a small icon and a brief description indicating its basic fill and outline properties. You can set the display options for the pages, layers, and objects using the Object Manager.

The Object Manager keeps complex drawings organized by displaying the stacking order of objects, layers and pages in your document.

The Object Manager keeps complex drawings organized by displaying the stacking order of objects, layers and pages in your document.

You can modify the objects in your drawing using the features and controls in the Object Manager. The Object Manager lets you arrange objects (within layers as well as between layers on the same page), edit outline and fill colors, drag-and-drop styles (color, graphics, and text), and group and ungroup objects.

Using the Object Manager, you can create, rename, and edit layers to organize your drawing. Setting the layer properties can assist you with managing the display, printing, and editing of objects on layers.

When you select an object in the Drawing Window it is automatically highlighted in the Object Manager, and vice versa. Changes to objects (for example, fills and outlines) are reflected in both places.

If you prefer a simpler view of the Object Manager, you can switch to Layer Manager view. The Layer Manager view lists all the layers in your document, but does not show sublevels or objects. It is the most basic view available, and is an easy way to switch between layers or move objects between layers. It is also the only view in which you can access the Move To and Copy To commands in the Object Manager flyout.

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