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I can't generate alternate layouts

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    1. Problem

    When you try to add Alternate Layouts using the Twixl Publisher tool Alternate Layouts, no Alternate Layouts are being generated. You get no error-messages.

    2. Cause

    This is caused by a rather messy bug in InDesign when you have duplicate names in your Text Styles and selected Copy Text Styles to New Style Group as an option in the Twixl Publisher Alternate Layouts panel.

    E.g. you are using the same name for a Paragraph Style and a Character Style.


    To confirm this error, you can always try to add an Alternate Layout using the standard InDesign functionality. Then you'll get this strange error:

    One or more styles were not mapped. Cannot create a mapped style when one of the source styles is based on another source style (OK). 

    This InDesign-error has in fact nothing to do with "based-on"-styles at all.

    3. Solution

    Just rename one of your Text Styles, so you no longer have duplicate names.

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