4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2015 4:54 PM by saxtonstudio

    Error Message: "Spreads cannot contain more than 10 pages"...

    saxtonstudio

      I've looked high and low for an answer, and am coming up dry. I've turned off "Allow pages to shuffle" which seemed to help for a while. But now I'm in the middle of the book (300+ pages), and every time I designate a character style to a chapter sub-title (which I've been doing all along), suddenly several pages are added to the last spread in the document and I get the above error message. This is driving me crazy! Help, please? (Using InDesign CC)

        • 1. Re: Error Message: "Spreads cannot contain more than 10 pages"...
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Look carefully at the paragraph style of the Chapter Sub-title and you probably have an attribute like Keep Options > Start Paragraph which is causing text to jump to the next page or next even page or something like that.

           

          Normally, this would cause a new page to be created but you also have set up your pages is an unusual way which is "lumping" the pages together rather than using Facing Pages.

          • 2. Re: Error Message: "Spreads cannot contain more than 10 pages"...
            saxtonstudio Level 1

            Thanks, Steve. Not sure about this. My document is set with Facing Pages and Primary Text Frame both checked. If I can, I'll attach a screenshot of the Style Options section you mentioned, maybe that will shed light.

             

            Note though, that all my text is already flowed into the document and I'm simply styling one-line subtitles (because I haven't been able to figure how to properly nest paragraph styles! - that's another discussion entirely), and that the pages are being added onto the last spread in the document. For example, I'll style a line of text on Page 182, next thing I know I get the error message and see there are 10 new blank pages laid out like a spread next to the last page spread in the doc.

             

            It's very disconcerting!Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 7.29.06 PM.png

            • 3. Re: Error Message: "Spreads cannot contain more than 10 pages"...
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              It's because you turned off page shuffling, so the additional pages that are added are being added to the last existing spread, and there's a limit of ten pages per spread.

              • 4. Re: Error Message: "Spreads cannot contain more than 10 pages"...
                saxtonstudio Level 1

                I just turned it back on (Allow pages to shuffle) and so far so good. I swear I had the opposite problem early on, which is when I was told to uncheck that box. This is rather confusing, but if it works, I'll go with it. Thank you!!

                 

                (I would like to understand it better though - why some people say to uncheck it, others to keep it checked... and why it would add pages to a SPREAD, as opposed to just adding pages to the end of the document as a new facing page spread.) For now, MUCH APPRECIATED!