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Can't rename layers inDesign 2021 (16.0) also happened in 2020.

Community Beginner ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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I've been trying to rename layers for organization purposes, I used to be able to do this by double-clicking the layer and it would start the editing dialogue.

Now when I click it sometimes will pop open for like a tenth of a second but not enough time to do anything. I haven't found a workaround.

 

On iMac. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 20, 2020 Nov 20, 2020
I need to fix this ASAP  If clearing caches or prefs doesn’t work, the name of page items within an item Layer can be changed via scripting. Select the page item either via the Layer panel or on the page and run this script: var d = app.dialogs.add({name:"Page Item Name"}); var tf = d.dialogColumns.add().textEditboxes.add({editContents:"", minWidth:250}); d.show(); var r = tf.editContents; d.destroy(); var s = app.documents.item(0).selection[0]; s.name = r;

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New Here , Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021
Hi, I had the same issue. What worked for me was just changing my work place from Essentials to Essentials Classic. I know is not a long term fix but it works for when you need to make it work quick. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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I am Sanyam Talwar from InDesign Engineering team, I am currently investigating the issue

Can you please provide more information at santalwa@adobe.com –

  • Reproducible Steps – What were you doing when you encountered the issue in InDesign?
  • Error snapshot or video recording of the issue?
  • Is(Are) the issue related to a specific document(s)/asset(s)? If Yes, Can you please provide the document(s)/asset(s)?
  • Does Trashing preference and cache, please create a backup of Preference and cache before trashing them, help to resolve the issue?

 

Regards

Sanyam Talwar

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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Hi Sanyam, the issue is a fix issue happening everytime on every doc...

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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I, too, am having this same problem currently in 16.2.1.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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I'm in InDesign's beta testing group. A new version of InDesign should be released soon—16.4. As noted in another thread, renaming the Layers panel fails I think in 16.2 and 16.3. But I found it works in the soon-to-be released version.

 

 

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New Here ,
Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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Same issue here after upgrading to Big Sur. 

My workaround so far has been to re-organise my Workspace. I set up a new one panel by panel and checked, which panels are causing this bug.  It seems that only a few Panels like Character, Paragraph, Align, Transform and Gradient can not be combined or grouped with other Style Panels and need to be kept floating or combined in another panel group, but there is no real logic behind this and it may behave differently on another computer. 

 

This bug is quite disturbing and should be fixed. 

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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I have this problem. I AM RUNNING ID 17.0 WITH BIG SUR 11.6

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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And still no update since nearly 2 years...
We pay for it !! and this issue is a waist of time…

I just bought a new mac (not M1) and I didn’t have those bugs with the other version of InDesign, it’s recent.

Also AME export from After effects to Media Encoder… and many other waisting time bugs…



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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Same issue ,  i have no idea about using scripts and i am not interested in figuring it out, please fix this bug in the nearest update

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