It quite possible that this is a bug. This is a new feature in InDesign CS6, and we haven't even had the first bug fix for CS6.
But, let me ask you, does this happen if you create a new file using your paragraph styles based on [New Paragraph Styles], and then create an Alternate Layout with mapping turned on? There may be something residual left in the file from the previous way the styles were defined.
I am having exactly the same problem, I have a number of InDesign documents for which I am trying to create Alternate Layouts. I am wondering if there is any fix for this problem ?
Have you applied the 8.0.1 update to InDesign CS6?
Yes, I am running with the 8.0.1 upadte.
I found that in my case the InDesign Document had nested styles, when I removed them I was able to create the Alternate layouts. It looks like this is a bug in the current version of InDesign CS6 (8.0.1).
That's a great find Mike. I just ran into this problem myself and sure enough, removing the nested styles did the trick. That being said, I didn't get the error when creating the first Alternate Layout (even though the source layout contained nested styles). I didn't receive the error until creating the second Alternate Layout. I ended up removing the nested styles, creating the Alternate Layout, then putting them back in. Fortunately with this project, I don't have a ton of nested styles. If I did, it would be a huge pain. Anyone at Adobe able to comment on this issue? Known issue?
This is definately the case. Removed my nested styles and worked like a charm!
I'm trying to use an alternative page to make multiple sizes of banners.
Problem: I encounter is that when I make text changes to the parent layout.
The child layout text changed following the parent font size and style.
Question: How do I able to maintain the font size and style on the alternative pages.
with just changing just the content (Text) and not the font size?