Object Layering

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at me.com
Tue May 22 21:41:14 EDT 2012

I'm using 5.0 right now, and I see that I can turn off "behave like a background." I don't really see any functional difference.

At any rate, I was able to make a group that lies in the top layer. I have to manually (using the Object menu) place it on each card. The place command gives me an error:

place group "Waiting" onto this card

results in:

Message execution error:
Error description: Chunk: can't find background


On May 22, 2012, at 6:14 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 5/22/12 5:21 PM, Peter Bogdanoff wrote:
>> Can groups layer on top of card objects? I can't seem to make that happen.
> It's now possible to share a group without it being a background; i.e., a card group can be placed on many cards. I haven't tried it. But the idea is to turn off "behave as background" and place the group on as many cards as you need. In this case, make sure it's always the top-most object. Theoretically that should work.
> Groups that are not backgrounds will receive messages before the card does rather than after it.
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