Working With Layers

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Drawings in LibreOffice Draw support layers.

Selecting a layer

To select a layer, click the name tab of the layer at the bottom of the workspace.

Tip.png To edit the properties of a layer, double-click a layer tab.

Hiding layers

  1. Select a layer, and then choose Format - Layer.
  2. In the Properties area, clear the Visible check box.
  3. Click OK.

In the name tab of the layer, the text color of the name changes to blue.

Tip.png You can make a layer visible or invisible by clicking on its tab while holding down the Shift key.

Showing hidden layers

  1. Select a hidden layer, and then choose Format - Layer.
  2. In the Properties area, select the Visible check box.
  3. Click OK.

Locking layers

  1. Select a layer, and then choose Format - Layer.
  2. In the Properties area, select the Locked check box.
  3. Click OK.

You cannot edit objects on a locked layer.

Unlocking layers

  1. Select a locked layer, and then choose Format - Layer.
  2. In the Properties area, clear the Locked check box.
  3. Click OK.

Related Topics

About Layers

Inserting Layers

Moving Objects to a Different Layer