I am getting the following error message while trying to create a dual-orientation folio…
Content generation error.
[Error: Invalid operations]
The strange is that the I am creating the folio from the exact same InDesign files I used to create the folio back in March of this year except that in March I was using InDesign CS5 and whatever the current build of DPS tools was at the time. I am now using InDesign CS6 and v21 DPS tools.
I have successfully created single-orientation folios of the horizontal and vertical InDesign files using CS6 and the v21 tools and I have successfully created a simplified “dummy” dual-orientation folio using CS6 and the v21 tools. It’s just when I try to create a dual-orientation folio using those InDesign files that I get the error message.
Is there any way for me to figure out what the “invalid operation” is?
Thanks for the reply, Bob.
Yes, these were separate InDesign files back in March. And, I neglected to say before that I can add the first article without any trouble, be it the horizontal or vertical. It's when I go to add the remaining orientation that the error appears.
Today, because I'm now working in CS6, I created a InDesign doc with both layouts and tried adding the article that way but it still generates the error.
Are you saying you used alternate layouts in one InDesign file?
If so, that is not fully supported in DPS yet. You can open each file and use the add command from the Folio Builder panel but the general advice is to stick with separate files for now.
I tried it both ways. First, I tried bringing in the separate _h and _v files. When that didn't work (i.e. generated the error when trying to add the second orientation to the article) I tried the alternate layout method and added them both at the same time. Same error message was generated.
In general though, I'm wondering what an "invalid operation" signals. I've searched for this term but couldn't find anything. Because I'm able to create single orientation folios from the _h and _v files without any problem, that seems to tell me that my files are built correctly. It's only when it tries to combine them in a dual orientation folio that the error occurs.
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