* Drag-select the group, then Ctrl-O, saves a few clicks, especially for multi-multi-file projects.
* The mention of using a batch file earlier in this thread reminded me that in the olden days of wood-fired UNIX FM, we'd pass filenames on the command line that invoked FM and opened the specified files. So, I searched Google with "command line options to open framemaker with specified file" (sans quotes) and found some interesting stuff. This one caught my eye: http://www.daube.ch/docu/fm-documentation/FM/fm04-CreateOnlineDoc.pdf. Here's the kernel, on p22: Specifying a File to Open on Start-Up Command-line options allow you to specify a file to open automatically when FrameViewer starts. I don't know if Windows FM accepts command line modifications. Perhaps someone on the list does. Windows batch files can accept command lines with parameters. One approach to emulate the UNIX FM feature would be to create files with specific last-visited file lists, hard-code them into individual batch files, and launch the specific batch file which performs a copy/overwrite operation on the appropriate FM configuration file, then invokes FM. A slightly more advanced approach would be to create a smarter batch file that accepts parameters, and when launched, it copy/overwrites the configuartion file with the appropriate last-visited file list, then invokes FM. On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 10:15 AM, John Posada <jposad...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks...I've taken the route of putting a shortcut to all of my books on > my Desktop, grouped by project. When I want to open the four books, I just > click click click click. Works well enough for me to live with. > > On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com> > wrote: > > > If you just want to open four book files with one command, I think you > > can create a batch file with the fully-qualified names of the book > > files, one on each line. > > > > On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 1:49 PM, John Posada <jposad...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Hi, guys...over the next 2 weeks, I need to have 4 books loaded. Is > > there a > > > setting I can make that when I launch FM, I can load all four books > > without > > > having to go book by book? > > _______________________________________________ > > > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > > > Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org > > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > > Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/ > > framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > > Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/ > > listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > > > > > > -- > John Posada > Rock portfolio: http://www.actionremembered.com/musicportfolio > Twitter: @rockbandphotos > _______________________________________________ > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > Send messages to email@example.com > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/ > framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/ > listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > > _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com