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Text Layer and Layer Name

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Feb 14, 2019

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The layer name is not updating when text is updated when using Text Animators
Anyone know how to solve this?

Using CC 2019 with Mojave on Mac.

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Correct answer by Rick Gerard | Adobe Community Professional

A text layer always takes its name from the first text that is entered. If you change the name and are viewing the Source Name, when you change the text the name will change. If you add a keyframe for Source Text and enter new text the layer name will not Change. If you have renamed the layer the column changes to Layer Name and the layer name becomes the source name no matter what you enter for the source text.

I hope that makes sense.

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Text Layer and Layer Name

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The layer name is not updating when text is updated when using Text Animators
Anyone know how to solve this?

Using CC 2019 with Mojave on Mac.

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Correct answer by Rick Gerard | Adobe Community Professional

A text layer always takes its name from the first text that is entered. If you change the name and are viewing the Source Name, when you change the text the name will change. If you add a keyframe for Source Text and enter new text the layer name will not Change. If you have renamed the layer the column changes to Layer Name and the layer name becomes the source name no matter what you enter for the source text.

I hope that makes sense.

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Click on the layer name, press enter and manually change the layer name.

By any chance did the text come in as a Photoshop layer? I’ve had this issue under those circumstances.

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not helpful

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Nope.  No way with text animators.  There's a Source Text property -- change the text totally on a hold keyframe -- so a layer rename is pretty useless.

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Thanks!

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Have you deliberately or accidentally renamed the layer(s) in question?

If you create a text layer, it will always update the layer name to match the source text.  UNTIL you manually rename the text layer.

Once you manually rename a layer, it never updates when you edit the source text.  You can continue to manually rename the layer, but the name won't automatically update to the source text when edited.

This happens even if you accidentally press Return while a text layer is selected, but don't edit the layer name. Once you hit return a second time, to exit the layer name edit mode, the layer is officially renamed and won't automatically be renamed forever more.

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A text layer always takes its name from the first text that is entered. If you change the name and are viewing the Source Name, when you change the text the name will change. If you add a keyframe for Source Text and enter new text the layer name will not Change. If you have renamed the layer the column changes to Layer Name and the layer name becomes the source name no matter what you enter for the source text.

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If you want the layer name to pull from the source text, say in the event you renamed a layer. You can select the layer, hit enter, delete the text in that field, hit enter again and it will go back to pulling the source text as the layer name.

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yes, but that's a pain too  - especially if you are working with multiple text layers... 😞

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