5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2016 12:35 AM by blockstation

    [Ann] Script to Open/Close Book Documents

    [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

      .. Is this finally possible in InDesign CS6? (Along with Browse By Table and Find Backwards...)


      If not, or it is but you are still on CS4 (as I am -- I didn't test on CS5, *way* too busy for that!), download the script "bookopenall.jsx" from



      and place it inside a folder named "Startup Scripts", which you should create at the same level as the "Scripts Panel" folder (which is where your own scripts are). Restart InDesign, open a book, and you'll find two new commands in the Book Panel menu:


      "Open Book Documents" will open all of the book's documents;

      "Close Book Documents" will... close all of the book's documents! (And prompt you when changed.)


      Useful? I should think so!



      (Based heavily -- well, almost totally -- on Marc Autret's "FileCloseAll": http://www.indiscripts.com/post/2010/02/how-to-create-your-own-indesign-menus)


      Message was edited by: [Jongware] Title changed, as this sounded like a request. (Which it is, but it solves it right away as well.)