When saving to .ai format...
If an .ai document is linked to an InDesign document, will InDesign be more responsive if the .ai file is saved without compression? (Note: this question is about InDesign's responsiveness in relation to the .ai file; not InDesign's responsiveness to application settings such as proxy settings in within the Display Performance section of the settings.)
I have a large InDesign document that has hundreds of placed .ai files. In the past, have typically saved .ai files with compression (probably due to this being a suggested setting). I understand that this should be a simple answer by re-saving/relinking as uncompressed but since my performance issues could be linked to other things (many hi-res .tiffs per page) as well. Since it isn't a great concern, I thought I'd start by asking first.
My performance is better than it once was, but not as smooth as it should be considering my significant investment in performance hardware (late model 8 core processor, 24 gb ram, Quadro NVS dedicated graphics with hardware acceleration). The following are things that I have already done to help with performance:
Display images with "Typical" display setting
Turn off preflight of document
Turn off dynamic spell check
Turn off thumnail preview in the pages panel
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