I've been using a trial of InDesign CS6 which ran smoothly for a month. Today I upgraded to InDesign CC.
I've only been using it today but there are detectable and annoying pauses when performing the following actions
Placing and relinking files
Exporting to PDF
Creating new files
Anyone else experiencing this?
Using Windows 7 Ultimate
64 bit OS
I have 250 GB SD drive for my software and a 3TB drive for my files.
I'm not great with the hardware so if I need to supply any other info please let me know!
Sorry to sound vague. Yes, I'm using the 64 bit version. I don't know how to tell from within the application but that's the option listed in my programmes - Adobe InDesign CC (64 Bit)
The ME version is supposed to be the same - just with added support for middle eastern languages - but I have no way of knowing if other modules are affected.
Dear Mr Levine,
I am also experiencing those performance issues. InDesign CC compared to CS6 is way slower. As an example I created a polygon with many sides with the pen tool. I was clicking very fast to create the corner points and in InDesign CC I had to watch how the shape came into being instead of having the points immediately on the screen.
MacBook Pro 17inch
Mac OS 10.8.4
8 GB RAM
2.66 GHz Intel Core i7
To show you what I mean please have a look at this screen capture I made: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qar1f2qzeypdjq7/CS6_vs_CC.mov
The first polygon was drawn in InDesign CS6 the second in InDesign CC – the video is in real time!
I rebuilt all my preferences and that led to some kind of discovery. Starting InDesign CC everthing works ok (though the drawing tools are slightly slower than in CS6, creating a new page for example is much faster). All the following things mainly have an impact on drawing tools (pen tool, rectangle tool etc. placing multiple images is also affected but maybe because an image frame has to be drawn). After activating the application frame things start to slow down a bit. If I open the collapsed panels on right side things get slowed down again and the biggest hit on performance is evident when the information panel is open.
I wanted to record a screen-capture again but this is so slow that it does not represent the bug accurately. And I guess this has something to do with the user interface because all is linked to interface actions (application frame, opening/collapsing panels, showing the information panel)
Once again my system specs (when experiencing the issues half of my RAM was still free with Safari, Mail and InDesign CS6 and CC open for comparison):
InDesign CC (German)
Mac OS 10.8.4
MacBook Pro 17inch
8 GB RAM
2.66 GHz Intel Core i7
500 GB HD (200 GB free)
What's it like when you set it to "immediate"?
It might be worth checking that all your graphic drivers are up to date.
Check on the Intel Graphics https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx
And run a Belarc advisor http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
I know that the other InDesign works fine - so it's this instance of InDesign which is not.
Please note - do not copy the Belarc report to the forums as it will show software keys that are specific to you.
If you can click on the start menu and type in DXDIAG
Save a report and copy and and paste it to www.pastebin.com - when you put it in pastebin you copy the link here.
Belarc just works with Windows. My system is up to date with the latest drivers installed. My other CC applications (like Illustrator and Photoshop) work fine. I will de- and reinstall it to see if that helps.
After reinstalling InDesign CC the behavior is still the same. I also followed the steps from an earlier help document about InDesign CS5 performance issues (http://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/slow-performance-indesign-cs5.html). Those measures have no impact on the issues described above.
Can you try running the application in Selective Startup mode and then check ?
I apologize Rene but RuthK is working on the Windows 7 and you are on Mac, I got confused.
Could you try running the InDesign in Safe mode on your Mac.This link may help you :- http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455
I'd like to add my experience. I am a long time Adobe InDesign CS6 user. I just installed InDesign CC and it feels bit sluggish to me too.
When I double click on a word (for example) it takes a half beat to hightlight the word. (vs CS6 which is instant).
It also feels like slightly slower when typing in words (split second shorter for a letter to show up on screen after I punch a key). Again, popping back to CS6 and things feel zippier.
I am running Mac OS X version 10.6.8 on a Mac Book Pro 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. 4GC 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
Any tips for me?
That's the issue I'm having, as well (posted in another thread, sorry). Selecting text is, like you say, a half beat behind. Hit Command-Shift ten times quickly to highlight a range and you can sit back and watch it catch up. Not so in CS6 -- Jon.
I think I might have a clue; the system requirements (or at least recommended) for CC are for OSX 10.7 or greater. I think CC needs Lion or Mountain Lion to function at its best. Worth checking out. Hope this helps.
edit: However, I notice others having performance issues with 10.8.x... so maybe this isn't so important.
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Not for InDesign. Snow Leopard is supported.
I'm running 10.8.4 on a brand new Retina MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM, 2.7 processor, 512 SSD. I'm also experiencing this slowness with CC. Things like dragging an image around the pasteboard or selecting or typing text are extremely slow and laggy. I am working while connected to an external display, so I don't think it has anything to do with a graphic slowdown related to the retina display.
I installed CC fresh, and did not copy over any settings or preferences from CS6. The only things I imported were my document presets and PDF export presets.
I will try uninstalling and reinstalling, but I highly doubt that will solve anything. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Is this only happening on notebook computers? I've looked through several threads, and most people complaining about this seem to be on MacBook Pros, both older and brand new models. I wonder if it has something to do with CC not properly throttling up the system or utilizing the cores? Maybe graphic drivers specific to the MacBook Pro line?
Same issues here. I'm using a MBP Retina 2.6 GHz and 8 GB RAM. I just bought this laptop and thought maybe it had something to do with the HiDPI rendering, but I see some people here are seeing lag on regular MBPs. It's not unusable, but moving from the super quick CS6 it feels like a real downgrade.
I'm running a MacPro with 2 x 2.93 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon with 16 GB ram and My InDesign CC is very sluggish as well. I am still using 10.6.8 but sounds like that isn't the issue. Anyone have a solution yet?
There are lots of things that can slow down InDesign. For example, do you by any chance have Edit > Spelling > Dynamic Spelling turned on?
I wrote up other ideas here, a while back:
However, as Bob and others have said, I have generally found CC to be faster than CS6, not slower. So something is certainly going on. (I'm on a Macbook Air, 10.8.4)