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InDesign - 'SAVE ALL' feature adding

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Hi guys, I don't know if the requests are read by developpers, but I think that could be a good idea to add a feature 'SAVE ALL' in InDesign, when using Books.

 

Here, in fact, I'm working for a catalog composed by more than 40 .indd files.

 

When I update the cross references (sorry, I don't know the name in english) of the book, when all the files are opened -> I have to save file by file the files that where modify. The same if I add a page in the firsts files... all the following files are modified and need to be saved one by one...

 

Thanks reading me 😉

 

Fred

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Fred,

try the following keyboard shortcuts:

 

CMD+Option+Shift+S (Mac)

CTRL+ALT+Shift+S (Win)

 

If you are using a French keyboard the names will be different.

On my German Windows keyboard its:

STRG + ALT + Shift + S

 

Don't know if that's my fingers or my keyboard, just tested the combination and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

So I wrote an ExtendScript script that would save all open documents. If a document was never saved the script will not touch it. One could assign a keyboard shortcut to the script.

 

Here the script code:

 

var openDocs = app.documents.everyItem().getElements();

for( var n=0; n<openDocs.length; n++ )
{
	// Document was never saved, do nothing:
	if( openDocs[n].saved == false ){ continue };
	
	// Save the document:
	var currentFile = File( openDocs[n].fullName );
	openDocs[n].save( currentFile );
};

 

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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InDesign - 'SAVE ALL' feature adding

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Hi guys, I don't know if the requests are read by developpers, but I think that could be a good idea to add a feature 'SAVE ALL' in InDesign, when using Books.

 

Here, in fact, I'm working for a catalog composed by more than 40 .indd files.

 

When I update the cross references (sorry, I don't know the name in english) of the book, when all the files are opened -> I have to save file by file the files that where modify. The same if I add a page in the firsts files... all the following files are modified and need to be saved one by one...

 

Thanks reading me 😉

 

Fred

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Fred,

try the following keyboard shortcuts:

 

CMD+Option+Shift+S (Mac)

CTRL+ALT+Shift+S (Win)

 

If you are using a French keyboard the names will be different.

On my German Windows keyboard its:

STRG + ALT + Shift + S

 

Don't know if that's my fingers or my keyboard, just tested the combination and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

So I wrote an ExtendScript script that would save all open documents. If a document was never saved the script will not touch it. One could assign a keyboard shortcut to the script.

 

Here the script code:

 

var openDocs = app.documents.everyItem().getElements();

for( var n=0; n<openDocs.length; n++ )
{
	// Document was never saved, do nothing:
	if( openDocs[n].saved == false ){ continue };
	
	// Save the document:
	var currentFile = File( openDocs[n].fullName );
	openDocs[n].save( currentFile );
};

 

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Hi Fred,

 

This is a user to user forum with limited presence of Adobe engineering team. For feature request you can submit the request at the following URL, once done do post the request URL here so that others in need of this could upvote it. The more the vote the more would be the chances that it will be picked by the engineering team

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests

 

Also this could also be implemented as a script, i am moving this discussion to InDesign forum, i hope someone can point to an existing solution for this

 

-Manan

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Hello Manan, that the kind of like I searched 🙂 Thank you 🙂

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Hi Fred,

try the following keyboard shortcuts:

 

CMD+Option+Shift+S (Mac)

CTRL+ALT+Shift+S (Win)

 

If you are using a French keyboard the names will be different.

On my German Windows keyboard its:

STRG + ALT + Shift + S

 

Don't know if that's my fingers or my keyboard, just tested the combination and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

So I wrote an ExtendScript script that would save all open documents. If a document was never saved the script will not touch it. One could assign a keyboard shortcut to the script.

 

Here the script code:

 

var openDocs = app.documents.everyItem().getElements();

for( var n=0; n<openDocs.length; n++ )
{
	// Document was never saved, do nothing:
	if( openDocs[n].saved == false ){ continue };
	
	// Save the document:
	var currentFile = File( openDocs[n].fullName );
	openDocs[n].save( currentFile );
};

 

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Hallo Uwe,

 

That's great ! I really dosen't know that this shortcut exists !

12 hour a day on indesign and allready things to learn.

 

So, I continue to think this command shopuld appear in the menu of ID. 🙂

 

I want to thank you for your complete answer. I'll try your script too --> good idea 🙂

 

We will earn time ! 😄

 

I so that the shortcut ''Close All'' exists too with this command : Maj+Ctrl+Alt+W

 

Viel Grüss,

 

Fred

 

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