I agree with Richard's assessment, but this can be caused by one common override -- manually added pages that break the A flow, but are themselves using the A flow. Which translates into different flows with the same (non-unique) name.
If you can identify the breaks in the flow and fix them, you should be in good shape. (Try using Ctrl-A to select all in the flow. If something isn't selected, that identifies the break point.) Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Combs, Richard <richard.combs at polycom.com> wrote: > Joseph wrote: > >> I am trying to compare two books using the compare utility. When I > attempt >> to execute the utilty on the book level, I receive the following > error. >> >> "No flow in the document named [document name.fm] has unique names. To > be >> compared, documents must contain uniquely named flows with matching > names. >> >> Flow names: A." >> >> I assume this has to do do with the flow in the text frame of the > named >> document. In the document that had the problem, I tried changing the > Text >> Frame's flow tag to B, but it didn't help. Any suggestions? > > Ugh, what a terribly worded error message. It sounds like [document > name.fm] contains multiple flows with the same flow tag, A. FM doesn't > know which one to compare to the (hopefully) single flow A in the other > doc. > > If changing the name of a flow to B didn't help, it means one of two > things (depending on what "didn't help" means, exactly): either there > are still multiple flows named A or you changed the name of the flow you > wanted to compare. Or both. > > In general, unless you're doing a newsletter or something like that, you > should only have one flow in the body pages of your document. The fact > that you have multiple flows without being aware of it suggests there > may be something wrong, like disconnected pages. You may need to do some > detective work on your doc. See the Page Layout chapter/topic in the > manual/help and/or look up text flows, text frames, and autoconnect. > > Richard > > > Richard G. Combs > Senior Technical Writer > Polycom, Inc. > richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom > 303-223-5111 > ------ > rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom > 303-777-0436 > ------ > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >