Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Acrobat/Reader -- Save and Load Sessions

Direct purchase using PayPal ($50 only)!

Update (13/05/2014): A free demo version of this script is now available! This version works just like the full version, but it allows you to create only 1 session with up to 3 files in it. The full version has no limitations on the number of sessions or files.

Many applications offer the option to save your current workspace as a session and to restore it later. Let's say you're working on a project and have multiple documents open and you want to move to a different project, or just need to close the application. You save your workspace and later on you restore it and continue working from the spot you've left it off.

Unfortunately, Acrobat does not offer this functionality, until you install this script...

With this tool you can maintain an unlimited amount of sessions, which will remain even when the application is closed or the computer is restarted. The session contains all of the currently opened files, and the exact location where you left them off.

The tool adds a new "Sessions" menu under the "Window" menu:

When creating a new session, you give it a name:

And then you can load it later on:

You can also list all of the sessions currently available (and their associated files):

This tool is also compatible with Adobe Reader!

If you have any questions regarding this tool, you can contact me directly.


Unknown said...

No luck with your "demo version" link above. Do you have an updated one? Hard to believe Adobe still doesn't offer this feature after so many years. Perhaps you could sell your code to them? That would be great for everyone.

Gilad D. (try67) said...


Sorry to hear that. Please contact me privately and I'll make sure it works for you.

(Sorry about the delay in replying. The comment was stuck in a hidden moderation queue.)