Skip navigation
tomkrlws
Currently Being Moderated

Indesign broken link file open performance

Sep 30, 2009 2:25 PM

We use Indesign CS3 on a windows network with a DFS backend handling data replication.

We recently changed server technology, to take advantage of windows DFS, and that subsequently changed the unc path that is in the links inside of our Indesign documents.

The old server name in the unc is non existant and physically does not exist.

When we would open the Indesign file, even a smal file of 40 meg or so, it would take 20 to 30 minutes to open.

Once we had corrected the links, the file would open fine.

On a whim, I added the old server name back to our DNS and pointed it to another machine internally.

Now the Indesign files, with broken links, now opens in seconds.

It was like Indesign was trying to physically find the old server, couldn't, try again, repeat, repeat, etc...

Is this how Indesign works when verifying the links upon file open?

Just want to make sure that this bandaide will continue to work.

Thanks.

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 30, 2009 4:45 PM   in reply to tomkrlws

    tomkrlws wrote:

     

    [...].

    Is this how Indesign works when verifying the links upon file open?

    Just want to make sure that this bandaide will continue to work.

     

    yes - if you have network links and you have active network connection - InDesign will try to find server - but if you disconnect your network - InDesign will recognise that network is offline and will not try to find server

     

    robin

     

    www.adobescripts.co.uk

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points