[b:d79a23586e]Copying InDesign layers[/b:d79a23586e]
From what I understand, you have two documents which are the same except for additional languages in different layers. Hungary made a 10-language version, you made a 20-layer version with different languages. All 10 or 20 layers are on top of each other, so graphics etc. stay the same but the text changes for each language. Is this right?
Now you want to merge the two documents into one big 30-language version, with no extra pages or graphics, just extra layers on top of existing pages.
As you found out, you cannot copy a layer by itself. You copy objects on the page, and they can remember the correct layer name when you paste.
- Make sure “Paste remembers layers” is checked in Layers palette.
- Open both documents, put them side by side. Document 1 is the document with layers you want put into Document 2.
- Unlock all layers on the document you want to copy FROM (document 1).
- Select All on first page spread.
- Switch to Document 2. Double-click on first page spread in the Pages palette (this is the DESTINATION page).
- Select “Paste in Place” from the Edit menu.
Now all items on the first spread from Document 1 will appear on the correct layer in Document 2. New layers will be added as needed to Document 2. (If no objects were on one particular layer, that layer is not copied.) Repeat this process for every other page spread. This will keep all layers intact in the new document 2.
I hope this helps.