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close book in event handler

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Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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I need to close modified books in a event handler, but the dialog for save, dont save, cancel does not "wait" user input.

Ok, it's not very clear, i try to explain with code:

 

function closeBooks() {
    var books = app.books.everyItem().getElements();
    var i, ilen = books.length;

    for (i = 0; i < ilen; i++) {
        if (books[i].modified) {
            books[i].close(SaveOptions.ASK);
        }
    }
    alert('done');
}

if you call the closeBooks function everything works fine.

When the function is used as handler, the "done" message appears immediately... before the for loop complete.

try:

app.addEventListener('beforeQuit', closeBooks);

 

close InDesign having one or more modified books to see this (strange) behaviour.

 

A simple workaround (if there were no other solutions) is to use a custom dialog.

But i have to translate the message "do you want to save the changes to the book?" and I have found nothing with app.findKeyStrings().

 

Is there a list of the language-independent key strings?

 

thanks.

Roberto (InDesign CC2021 16.2.1 on MacOs Catalina 10.15.7)

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