I am using InDesign CS 5.5 (7.5.3) on a Macbook Pro - 2.4 Ghz Intel Core i7 w/ 8GB Ram and a 250GB SSD and AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphic card - and it's incredibly slow when scrolling up and down in a document. Admittedly that document has lots of big tifs embedded but still it feels very slow and often hangs on the spinning wheel. I've tried a helper app to switch the graphic cards and have also turned preflight off and set live screen drawing to delayed after reading some threads on here. It's especially bad when I come from another application but doesn't seem to make a difference how many other apps are open. Is this normal? Does anyone have any ideas how to improve performance?
What about the display perfomance ?
Go to View-->Diaply performance, set it to Fast or Typical.
Here are few link that could help :-
Thanks - very interesting links. Have adjusted a few settings and will keep an eye on things in the next few days. My gut feeling is though that ID 5.5 is just much slower than CS3 after reading all this and that I probably have to get used to it.
As for display performance - I used to be able to constantly have it on high quality and get no delays ... as I'm a photographer I prefer to see the images like that.
Maybe it's also the fact that the links are located on a second internal (slower) HDD ... I take it it's not the configuration of my machine then that's too weak ... anyway thanks again.