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In Illustrator the Layers panel Options for Selected contains no color assignment.


Question

I see that others have more options for the Layers Panel, such as the ability to change color.

My layers panel Options for Selected contains only:

Lock. Hide.

How do I restore the correct functionality?

2014/03/07
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3/7/2014 3:12:00 PM

Illustrator's Layers Panel name is a bit misleading. It's really a Layers and Object panel - it shows layers, sublayers, and can also show all objects within a layer (if the panel options are set accordingly). The options available depend greatly upon what you have highlighted in the panel when choosing the options.

For example:

If you have an object highlighted, in this case a Path
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Note the menu reads Options for "<Path>"...

You get this dialog showing a name, show, and lock options.

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However, if you highlight the Layer rather than the object
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Note the menu reads Options for "Layer 1".

You get the layer options with color and other possible settings.

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It would seem you are choosing options when you have an object highlighted rather than a layer.

2014/03/07
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3/7/2014 6:40:00 PM