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Files from IDML or CS5, 5.5 become very slow in InDesign CS6

Mar 1, 2013 11:10 AM

Windows 7 64 bit, core 2 duo, 8 gb ram, plenty of open space on the hard drive.


Files work just fine in CS5 and CS5.5. Opening one of them in CS6 and working in them when just opened is also fine. After saving the file as a CS6 document, closing, and reopening in CS6, selecting text becomes extremely slow...merely putting the cursor in a text frame results in significant delay--the toolbar goes blank and takes several seconds before it redraws. Proceeding to select text and typing changes causes similar behavior.


Opening an IDML file causes similar behavior after the file is saved as CS6 and closed.


Files created in CS6 do not have this problem. It only seems to happen to files converted from previous versions or from IDML.


Does not happen consistently, so I suppose it could be a font issue, although the files in question were originally built on a Mac and are being opened on the PC.

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    Mar 1, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to pallottadesign

    Any cross-references?

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    Mar 1, 2013 5:43 PM   in reply to pallottadesign

    Try turning off Live Preflight and page thumbnails in the Pages panel. I don't think it will help, giventhe description, but it's worth trying.


    What's the OS?


    You might also want to try an export to .idml (see Remove minor corruption by exporting) and check to see how they perform in a new user account.

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    Mar 5, 2013 7:18 AM   in reply to pallottadesign

    I would suggest the divide and rule policy here. You can go ahead and use find font to replace all fonts ( on a test file off-cource ) to a generic font and then save the file and see if the same issue occours, if yes then you have it that one of the fonts is the coulprit, then the labour of half and half fonts.. divede and rule.... if not then its time to look at other places.

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