Save All Open Documents
I am working on a project that has 15 documents in a book. After I do a global change, I have to activate each document window and save it. Is there a way to tell indesign to save all opened documents? Shouldn’t it be a option in the book’s panel to do this?
I completely agree that this should be a function of the Book panel, but you won’t find it there. Fortunately, InDesign does have this feature… it’s just hidden as a keyboard shortcut. By default the shortcut is Command-Option-Shift-S / Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S, though you can of course, change that to whatever you want.
If you are looking to change it, it’s easy to find with the Keyboard Shortcuts panel (just search for “Save All”), but in the Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box, you need to look in what I think is an illogical place: the Views & Navigation Product Area.
By the way, you probably noticed that the Book panel does have a “Save Book” feature, but it doesn’t save the individual documents in the book — just the book file itself (the tiny file on disk that remembers the documents, their order, and other book-related information).