How To: Maintain the order of graphics when copying and pasting between layouts
When copying and pasting from one layout to another, the graphic elements paste in an order different from the original.
There are two possible solutions:
Reorder the graphics in the new layout using the 'Bring to Front' and 'Send to Back' options under the Graphics menu.
Select the group of graphics that you would like to copy to the new layout, then select Group from the graphics menu. Copy the grouped graphic into the new layout. The order of the graphics will be preserved. You can select from the Graphics menu to break the graphics down to their root elements.