All Files Renaming Layers and Columns T-LAY-001-008 Once you add layers and columns to your project, you can modify their names. How to rename a layer in the Timeline view In the Timeline view, double-click on the name of the layer to rename. In the Name field, rename the layer and press Enter/Return. How to rename a layer in the Layer Properties editor In the Timeline view, double-click anywhere on the layer except the layer name to rename. The Layer Properties editor opens. In the Name field, rename the layer. Click Close.