Timeline Best Practices - avoiding Advanced Art Modes for now

I’ve got the color and line and maybe other various parts of a character on separate layers stacked up at the same time position. I’m thinking I need to consolidate each character on one layer because I need to reorder the poses. But this seems problematic.

If I drag a drawing vertically to another layer drawings disappear and appear in unexpected ways.

If I drag a drawing horizontally it repeats. Tech support says they might add an option to disable this behavior. I sure hope so. They say I can do what I want in the X-sheet. But if I try to delete and retype the drawing number in the X-sheet I get and error:

“Invalid value ( ) for this column due to case sensitivity conflict.”

How do I avoid this whole mess?

I know the basics of Advanced Art Modes. I’ve seen the video explanations in:

I’ve been told to avoid Advanced Art Modes until I get more experience. So it seems if I can learn a efficient workflow in the timeline I’d be better off at this point.

TB Animate user since January 2014

TB Tech Support is very good as usual. They said to simply cut and paste each drawing to the right layer. But I have to do it for each frame. I understand that each drawing is referencing a tvg file in a folder named based on my Layer names.

TB Animate User since Jan 2014