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Name change of alternate layout isn't possible since update to Big Sur

Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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There is a problem to change the name of the alternate layouts within the pages panel. I can't change this after clicking it. This issue started since I updated to OS Big Sur a couple of days ago...  Never had this issue before within OS. It's really annoying because working with alternate layouts saves me a lot of time when working.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020
Nevertheless, you should report this issue as bug at InDesign UserVoice: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs Make sure that you point out the difference between a docked and a free-floating Pages panel. FWIW: I cannot see the issue on Windows 10. Pages panel free-floating or docked. Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Nov 23, 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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Hi,

seems that the naming of page items in the Layers panel can also be affected.

At least three incoming reports suggesting this where in two of the three an update to OS X Big Sur was mentioned.

See into the following threads:

 

Can't rename layers inDesign 2021 (16.0) also happened in 2020.
henryc59388054, Oct 28, 2020
https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/can-t-rename-layers-indesign-2021-16-0-also-happened-in-2020...

 

Adam5C0B, Nov 20, 2020
https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/can-t-rename-layers-indesign-2021-16-0-also-happened-in-2020...

 

Indesign cannot change group name(s) in the Layer Panel
chrisw31165698, 6 hours ago
https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/indesign-cannot-change-group-name-s-in-the-layer-panel/td-p/...

 

Note: there is no indication of a solution, yet.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Nov 23, 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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I set up a test Big Sur (release version) with InDesign 2021. Had no problem changing layer names:

 

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 2.27.49 PM.png

 

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I also tested renaming a group in Big Sur and InDesign 2021, and had no problems:

 

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 4.03.21 PM.png

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I updated to indesign 2021, hoping it would solve problems and affected
naming 'alternate layouts' in the *Pages Panel*. I don't know what happens
with groups, but this is a Big issue since updating to Big Sur.

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I updated to InDesign 2021, hoping it would solve problems and affected naming 'alternate layouts' in the Pages Panel. I don't know what happens with groups, but this is a big issue since updating to Big Sur.

Never, ever had this problem before.

 
 

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Screenshot 2020-11-24 at 08.31.42.png

 
 

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Hi Kim,

does it make a difference if the Pages panel is not docked with other panels?

If it is free floating?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Hello Uwe,

 

I've just tested the free-floating Pages Panel and what you suggested worked. I can rename each layout.

This is a good way of solving this issue now. Hopefully, it will also be solved with docked panels in the future.

 

Big thanks!
Kim

 
 

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New Here ,
Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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This worked for me too! Good workaround

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Nevertheless, you should report this issue as bug at InDesign UserVoice:

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

 

Make sure that you point out the difference between a docked and a free-floating Pages panel.

FWIW: I cannot see the issue on Windows 10. Pages panel free-floating or docked.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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Me too I have the same problem, so in same file I create a new Alternate Layout duplicated from existing pages than I can named

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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Hi Ahmed,

try the workaround:

Make the Pages panel a free-floating panel not docked to other panels and try again to rename the alternate layouts.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Thank you so much Laubender

It's working

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