So our tool has the ability to process .IDML files to .jpg's or .pdf's. Normally all works well and I can get a preview and pdf render within seconds. Lately I have this 1 template that's super small (<275K) and although my preview processes fine when I have it process to return a .pdf file it takes around 5 minutes to do so!
I have other templates that are way larger and more complicated that render out pdf's in seconds but this specific one is really baffling me.
Checked the .idml and it looks ok. It was built with InDesign CC 2014 and exported out as an IDML file. Our server is InDesign CS6. Would that make a difference?
Our server is InDesign CS6. Would that make a difference?
It's probably some oddity in the idml file causing InDesign to choke. Does ID Desktop choke as well? If yes, that'll make it a bit easier to track down.
Either way, what I'd do to find the problem would be divide and conquer. Split of the idml file into pieces and see which part is taking a long time. Keep dividing until you find the problematic piece.
That's what we're doing now (divide and conquer). So weird that this is happening with this 1 specific template. Other than that InDesign Server cranks out items quite nicely and we're very pleased.
I'll update this post if I find out the root problem.