Moving objects in the Contents Panel: controlling how objects nest inside each other


If I drag a text box onto a shape box, it becomes nested inside it. Sometimes this is intentional, sometimes inadvertent. Sometimes I want to move the text to another box. It seems very awkward to change the relationship.

Sometimes I’m trying to do this to make something visible. The “move forward” “move backward” don’t always work, perhaps because it is subject to the overall location of its parent object.

I wish that I could simply look at the layers in the Content Panel and move the layers directly there.

Any suggestions? Does this frustration anybody else?