Thanks, Rick and Matt. I thought about just copying the content to my template 
because I'm confident it is clean, but I thought I would try to find the 
offending item first. Matt suggested showing all conditional text, then doing a 
Select All to see what didn't get selected. I was giving up hope until I found 
two blank pages at the end. I deleted them, and the duplicate flow tags have 
gone away. Thank you!

Fei Min

From: Rick Quatro []
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 11:12 AM
To: Fei Min Lorente; framers at
Subject: RE: Duplicate Flow Tag

Hi Fei Min,

You might try opening a copy of your structured template and copy/paste the 
content from the other document. Save the document and try the compare again. 
Maybe the duplicate flow is not in the template but just in that particular 


Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc.
rick at<mailto:rick at>

From: framers-bounces at<mailto:framers-bounces at> [] On Behalf 
Of Fei Min Lorente
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 10:40 AM
To: framers at<mailto:framers at>
Subject: Duplicate Flow Tag

I'm using FrameMaker 10 on Windows XP.

I have a structured FrameMaker file that somehow got a duplicate flow tag, and 
as a result, the document compare won't work properly:
"The document named contains multiple flows with the same name (A). 
These flows will be ignored when the documents are compared. Continue with the 

I'd like to get rid of the duplicate flow tag, so I checked the documentation 
about connecting text frames (Format > Customize Layout > Connect Text Frames), 
but when I try to do that, I get "Cannot change text frame connections. Flow is 
structured." Occasionally, I also get "OK to use a text frame that isn't 

So I'm worried that there are invisible text frames in there that are also 
called Flow A. If that's possible, how do I find them and delete them?

Fei Min
Fei Min Lorente
Senior Technical Communicator
Medical Division
ON Semiconductor
feimin.lorente at<mailto:feimin.lorente at>
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