“I am wondering if you know how to cut/copy and paste a layered image? Whenever I copy the image and paste it into a new document, the formatting changes and I loose a layer of the image. I then have to go back to the original image and copy the second layer to paste into my new document. Thanks for you help!”
Excellent question! I was struggling with this very thing just yesterday. We have a logo for our team, and I was trying to copy it into a drawing to create the favicon like the one you see on the tab above (isn’t it tiny and cute?!). Every time I pasted it, the elements would “land” all out of order and make me crazy!
I have a couple of ideas on that. First, if you have pasted the images and the elements are out of order in their layers (order), you can click on the top one and then do "command+down arrow." That will move the element down a layer. "Shift+command+down arrow" (on a Mac - use ctrl instead of command on a PC) will move that element all the way to the bottom.
Keep doing this until everything is back in the order you want it. This is a bit of a pain when your Drawing has lots of elements, though, which leads me to idea #2.
Have you ever used the Web clipboard? It is under the Edit menu. You can either select specific elements, or select nothing to copy the entire Drawing. Just click Edit, then Web clipboard, then tell it what you want to copy. In your new Drawing, just go back to the Edit menu, select Web clipboard again, and choose the "thing" you copied. The cool thing about this is that you don't have to use it right away! It will save those copied things until you remove them... days, weeks, or months from now!
By the way, Google really does listen to feedback from its users. My only problem is that every time I get one of the surveys to tell them how they’re doing, I can never remember what I was going to tell them I wanted the apps to do! My colleagues and I recently started a spreadsheet titled, "Stuff We Wish Google Did." We're using it to collect suggestions just like this for when we get the feedback requests from Google Apps (and can never remember all the things we said we wish that app did!). It’s worked in two ways: 1) it’s helping us to remember the feedback we want to provide when given the chance, and 2) it’s helping us learn that things we want are sometimes actually there . . . we just don’t know how to do it!
Please feel free to add to the conversation by accessing our spreadsheet. If you know a way to solve the problem, add a comment to that cell. If you have a wish, go ahead and add it! bit.ly/PLEASEGoogle
In the meantime, happy Drawing!