Character Style Group Problem

Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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Hy,

 

In an existing template I want to create a Character Style Group. And it does not allow me to do that, saiyng that the Group does exist. But I can not see it. Maybe at some moment there was such a group but there is no more. Still I can not create it again. Because of a script that I can not change I need this group.. How can I solve this problem?

 

Thank you,

Dan

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022
You have a style named "Bold". That's what is causing the conflict.  Either rename the style or rename the group. For example: Bold Group (Granted the warning dialog box leaves something to be desired.)

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If a document is not behaving well then try 

File>Export 

Choose IDML

Open the IDML in InDesign
Save the file as a new InDesign file with a new name
See if the issue persists.

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Hy,

I already tried that but with no result. I also tried to import the group from another document in the ideea that the group will become visible but the only result was a group with "-copy" in the name. I did this in both InDesign CC2019 and CC2022.

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Can you upload the document after cleaning out any sensitive info?

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Community Beginner ,
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Yes.

You can find attached an IDML file. The Style Group that I wanted to create is "Bold". The file was saved as IDML from a CC2022 InDesign Version.

 

Thank you,

Dan

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Or perhaps share a screen shot of your Character Styles panel, elongated to show all of the listed styles and groups?

 

~Barb

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Hi Dan:

 

There is not an attachment on your reply. 

 

~Barb

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Yes, I see. Sorry.

 

It is the first time that I try that on this forum. I did probably something wrog.

I tried again with drag & drop and also with browse files to attach but it does not work. When I push "Post" nothing hapens.

 

I managed to insert a picture of the Character Style Pasnel.

 

CharStyles.JPG

 

Dan

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Try the .indd file instead

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Now with the InDD File.

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I can create a Character Style Group without issue. Is it the naming of the group that is causing you a problem?

 

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Try please to create a group named "Bold". This is where to problem  apear. And I need it so named.

 

Dan

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You have a style named "Bold". That's what is causing the conflict. 

Either rename the style or rename the group. For example: Bold Group

(Granted the warning dialog box leaves something to be desired.)

 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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I didn't thik of that.

Thank you!

Dan

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Hi Dan,

thank you very much for that question!

 

It seems that I never attempted to name a style group like a style that already existed.

Tried that and also failed with a rather strange warning that the style group's name already exists.

Which obviously was wrong with my test.

 

The error message in my German InDesign was:

"Es gibt bereits eine Formatgruppe mit diesem Namen."

 

When I try the same by using ExtendScript I get error 522, $ID/StyleSetNameAlreadyExistsError.

 

Thank you again for bringing up this issue!

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

 

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