Screen shots would help.
Such as this? 'Watermarks' is a button. Ideally, when activated, I'd like it to change all multi-state objects with the state 'wm' to that given state. I'd like to be able to select a number of lines and give them each the state 'wm', however, when I try to set the same state to multiple multi-states it just turns those objects into states of a single multi-state. Does that make sense...? Thanks for your time
Wait...hang on...scrap the question, I'm an idiot and wasn't doing the right thing. The opt-click does work and does exactly what I wanted it to. Sorry!