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error: is an invalid name for a book file

May 13, 2011 3:56 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I'm trying to export about 20 files to pdf from a books panel, but when I try this the program just hangs. When I open up the book panel I get the following error:

 

"is an invalid name for a book file"

 

I wondered if anyone has come across this error before or knows what it means? I tried to create a new book and reinsert the files but I'm still getting the same problem when I try to go to pdf.

 

Really appreciate any advice.

 
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    May 13, 2011 3:59 AM   in reply to gwhPoster

    I have not seen this, though the bulk of my work does not need Book files. I'd start with the standard trash your prefs step: Replace Your Preferences

     
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    May 13, 2011 4:01 AM   in reply to gwhPoster

    Make a new book file and import your files to this again.

     

    Dump the old book file (well store it in safe place JIK)

     
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    Jun 15, 2012 9:22 AM   in reply to gwhPoster

    You know, I'm getting the message every time I start up inDesign now, and the crash when I try to Preflight a book. No problems with printing to PDF, though. I don't have the Suitcase font utility. I'll update if I ever figure it out.

     
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    Jun 16, 2012 7:22 AM   in reply to LetraLibre

    Trashing the preferences files (as in the above link) did nothing to help the problem. But in the Adobe cache folder referenced in that thread I noticed a folder called "InDesign Recovery." I changed the name of that folder, forcing InDesign to create a new copy.  That took care of the problem.

     
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