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turn off live update of cross references

Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2014 Jun 22, 2014

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I'm using Indesign CS6 and javascript.

Is there a way to temporary turn off the 'live update' feature of cross references between separate indesign files?

We find this feature to be a real pain if more than one person is trying to work with the files as it slows everything dramatically.

I've searched through the DOM and Adobe InDesign CS6 (8.0) Object Model JS: Table of Contents but I guess I don't know the right terminology to look for.

Hope you can help.

Thanks,

John

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May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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YES John please - an essential simple feature which will help freezing of document occuring (ie book with # files)

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Community Expert ,
May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

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Hi Sean,

did you find a way to turn off live update of cross references in the GUI of InDesign? No? No.

Note: This is a thread about ExtendScript (JavaScript) scripting InDesign.

 

If you are looking for a workaround without scripting check this article:

 

Put Your Book Documents on a Time-Out for Bad Behavior
Kelly Vaughn, January 27, 2013

https://creativepro.com/put-your-book-documents-on-a-time-out-for-bad-behavior/

 

Also vote for implementing a new function in InDesign:

 

disable "live-update" of cross-references
G.Dogg, February 12, 2018
https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/33296185-di...

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Explorer ,
Jan 07, 2024 Jan 07, 2024

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Hey Uwe

 

Still looking for a one click solution to "disble all links in book" button

 

Im about to print the next edition of the 600 page manual and am running into the same issue a few years later 🙂

 

Sean

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