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Hi, just checking to see if anyone else is having issues renaming object states since updating to Indesign 2021/Big Sur. When I click on a name there's a brief flash of an editable name then it goes back to normal uneditable state. I tried renaming in the Layers palette and that seemed to work initially but then started the same behavior. I tried trashing prefs files and I will reinstall InDesign.
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I hadn't heard of this issue and we aren't on Big Sur. I checked on the Adobe forums and assume that the question posted about this is also you? It definitely sounds like an InDesign bug (in Big Sur). I would put in a support ticket to Adobe. You may also find that others have come across the same issue and maybe found a solution in the InDesignSecrets Facebook group.

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Hi EGamet, I'm not really on facebook but I did post this to the Adobe forums. Several others said they were having the same issue and the usual troubleshooting didn't help.

One of the "ACP" people on the thread posted a script that does seem to work. So no answers but an OK workaround. Here's the URL to the thread:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/can-t-rename-object-states/m-p/11741492
Thanks for that link... I will check it out and hopefully there will be a solution soon.