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Work with layers

You can view, navigate, and print layered content in PDFs created in third apps. Information can be stored on different layers of a PDF. You can control the display of layers. Use the Layers pane to examine layers and show or hide the content associated with each layer.

1. Click View and select Layers.

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2. In the Layers pane, toggle off/on a layer's visibility status.


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*Eye icon indicates a displayed layer. When the Eye icon is absent, the layer is hidden. A lock icon in the Layers pane indicates that a layer is for information only. You can set the initial visibility state of the layer to 'shown' or 'hidden' when a document is first opened.

To set or change the default state:

1. Right-click on the layer.


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2. Select Properties.


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3. Select Default state, and confirm with OK.

Lock a layer to prevent it from being hidden, and unlock a layer to be able to hide it.
A lock icon in the Layers pane indicates that a layer is for information only.

1. Right-click on a layer you want to lock or unlock.
2. Click Properties
3. Check or uncheck Locked checkbox. 
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You can rename an existing layer. 

1. Right-click on a layer you want to lock or unlock.
2. Click Properties
3. In the Layer name bar, enter a new name for the layer. 

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