PDF Layers

PDF layers allow documents to have content placed either above or below other content within the document. Individual layers within a PDF can be displayed or hidden by the user if needed. Each layer can also have it's own set of comments associated with them that can be assigned to another layer or even flatten to the current layer. PDF Studio supports the following layer functions:

Note: In order to work with Layers you will first need to display the Layers Pane.  

Show/Hide Layers: How to show or hide selected layers

Adding a Blank Layer: Adding a new blank layer to a PDF

Importing PDF as Layer: Import a PDF as a new layer

Assigning Comments to Layer: How to designate the layer comments will be added to and move existing comments to a new layer

Flattening Comments to Layer:  How to flatten comments on a specific layer

Layer Properties: Layer properties and settings available


Displaying the Layers Pane

The layers pane is located on the left of the PDF Studio window. If not displayed the pane can be opened using the Layers button on the left side of the screen. If the document does not contain any layers, you will need to open the layers pane by going to View > Tabs > Layers on the menu.