@Martien – How complex is your table?
How many cells? Merged ones as well?
Complex formatting of texts inside the cells?
Complex formatting rules of table rows and/or columns?
Many images inserted?
If yes, and the table is running through many text frames of many pages, I fear, you can do nothing against slowness.
Nothing but: Greek text, not showing the page contents in the Pages Panel, in short: anything you can do to get better performance in redrawing of the screen.
If you have the chance to break up one big table in several parts, do that and edit its parts one after another isolated. Pehaps in different documents.
Then merge the parts in one table, if you want to flow it from page to page.
Thanks for your suggestions, I will try to do so.
My table has 3 columns and about 2000 rows with quite a few merged celles; not very complex as far as text/layout formatting concerned and no images inserted.
Sometimes everything goes fine, but than all of a sudden it slows down for an hour. I switchted off Time machine, which seems to help a bit.
Thank you for your answer.
Try to minimize RAM consumption if possible.
Don't forget to quit browsers as well. Especially Firefox…
My coworker is having a similar problem. She's on a mac and is getting the spinning ball every time she enters data into a cell. Any way to make this better would be greatly appreciated.
Since the latest versions of CC and CS6 have been installed all Adobe programs take forever to load. InDesign CS6 and CC take almost 1:30 min to launch. I have a quad core i7, 12 GB RAM, Win 7 Sp1. Before it took less than 30s. I reported before that I wasn't able to work on large files in PS CC. A snail was faster. Each click made me wait 30s. The same file in PS CS6 was fine to work with. What is Adobe doing? Do the applications phone home tons of data? BTW I have no files in the cloud. I have never used it.