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Slow screen redraw

Nov 26, 2012 6:56 PM

I am finding the same problem with CS6 that was present in CS5 on my computers (PC, Windows 7, 64-bit, 16 gig ram): when I have more than 40 pages of text with multiple text boxes ( for running annotations), the screen rewrite gets slower and slower. I have a document of 100 pages that takes about 2 or 3 second to input each letter!

  I have read all the suggestions about resetting preferences, changing display performance, etc. etc., but nothing helps. I even reformatted the entire file from scratch to make sure there were no errant text frames. Same s-l-o-w results. When I put the same data in a CS3 file, it ran perfectly and at top speed.

  When I contacted the Forum at the time of a trial of CS5, a problem was acknowledged and it was suggested that this will be addressed in CS6. This is truly frustrating.

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    Nov 27, 2012 4:39 AM   in reply to JWH-NIRC

    Can you check in your InDesign Preferences (CTRL or CMD K) under Interface and change Live Screen Drawing to "Delayed" instead of immediate.



    I too get slow text files in InDesign - particularly using Tables that span multiple pages and also with using the feature of Span/Split Columns to span text across two or more columns.


    Seems the more of these I have the slower the file goes.

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    Nov 27, 2012 6:05 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    It already is on "delayed."

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