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"Save All" option when closing Framemaker

Dec 20, 2010 10:08 AM

I work often in books with up to 20 or 30 smaller files. Sometimes I would like to exit the book (and associated files that are open) without saving any of the files (or saving all of the files), but I have to manually click to specify for each and every file. It's extremely tedious. An option to automatically apply the specified change (save or do not save) to each open file would be very welcome.

 
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    Dec 20, 2010 12:03 PM   in reply to jmw_ashrae

    The feature is already partially there. When working in the .book file, if

    you hold down the shift key and click File, you will see options for saving

    or closing all files in the book. So you can save all files in the book and

    then close all files in the book, and you won't get the individual

    dialogues. However, if you only want to close the files without saving any

    of them, you will get the dialogues for any files that have been changed.

    Note that FrameMaker marks some as changed, even when they weren't, when it

    updates cross-references.

     

    I work often in books with up to 20 or 30 smaller files. Sometimes I would

    like to exit the book (and associated files that are open) without saving

    any of the files (or saving all of the files), but I have to manually

    click to specify for each and every file. It's extremely tedious. An

    option to automatically apply the specified change (save or do not save)

    to each open file would be very welcome.

     

     
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    Dec 20, 2010 12:08 PM   in reply to jmw_ashrae

    jmw_ashrae wrote:

     

    I work often in books with up to 20 or 30 smaller files. Sometimes I would like to exit the book (and associated files that are open) without saving any of the files (or saving all of the files), but I have to manually click to specify for each and every file. It's extremely tedious. An option to automatically apply the specified change (save or do not save) to each open file would be very welcome.

    What Mike said, but also, you can tap (not at my machine right now) the key for OK or Yes to save, or D(on't save) or maybe it's N(o save) to dismiss each confirmation dialog box. IIRC, there's a line in either the global or local maker.ini file that you can comment out, to skip confirmation. I can't remember if it's confirmation when quitting, or closing a file, or both.

     

    HTH

     

    Regards,

     

    Peter Gold

    KnowHow ProServices

     
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