Insert or Modify Layer

Inserts a new layer or modify a layer in the document. Layers are only available in Draw, not in Impress.

To access this command...

Choose Insert - Layer

Open context menu of layer tabs - choose Insert Layer

Select the layer and choose Format - Layer

Open context menu of the layer tab - choose Modify Layer


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

Insert layer dialog


Enter a name for the new layer. To rename the layer, enter the new name.


To rename the layer directly, right-click the layer tab at the bottom, select Rename Layer in the context menu and enter the new name in the tab.


Enter the title of the layer.


Enter a description of the layer.

Layer Properties

Set the properties for the layer.


Show or hide the layer.


When printing, print or ignore this particular layer.


Prevent elements on the layer from being edited.

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