Sam, I had the same problem and eventually I got the designers to use the slice template I set up. It doesn't kill them to have slice information in the file while they're designing. When they've got something to give me they put the updated template on the server then I take it into Image Ready (where I already have slice selections saved and whithin about 90 seconds and a few clicks I have all the updated images. It's sweet...I get bored easily also. I can't think of a bigger drag than slicing up a whole page over and over again and having to retype the image names in the slices and optimize again. See if you can get them to use your templates...but you know how those designers can get. ;) -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Sam-I-Am Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 5:06 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] image ready 2/3 > Why in God's earth would you have need for 70 layers? *i* dont. I need maybe 4 or 5. But the designers do. In a scenario where production is happening in parallel to design, I need to be able to work with the latest comp. Ideally I would simply import my slices from the last version, check it over and hit save optimised to complete the update. (I'll try the suggestion to link the layers and drag them over.. that sounds promising). What I don't want to do is insert a load of steps into this process - ocating and selectively merging layers doesn't take too long the first time, the 2nd time it's getting tedious, the 3rd time its become a real pain and impediment to productivity. (or something like that.. I get bored easily :) thanks, Sam --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !