When deleting a layer, you have the option to delete the content and markups contained within the layer or move this information to the base PDF.
If you just want to conceal a layer and its content from view, see Using Layer Visibility.
Deleting a Layer
- Go to Window > Panels > Layers or press ALT+Y to show the Layers panel.
Right-click the desired layer and select Delete. The Delete Layer dialog box appears.
- To delete multiple layers at the same time, hold down SHIFT or CTRL and select the desired layers, then right-click one of them and select Delete.
The layers that will be deleted are listed at the top of the dialog box after Delete Layer. If this list contains a layer you do not want to delete, click Cancel and start over.
- To delete the content on
these layers, select Delete Layer Content on Page. Otherwise, the content will be moved to the base PDF.
To delete the markups on
these layers, select Delete Layer Annotations. Otherwise, the markups will be moved to the base PDF.
Note: Unchecking both boxes will delete the definition of the layer and keep all content and markups by moving them to the base PDF.
- Click Delete.