Not without more details.
System specs; Operating system.
OS X El Capitan version 10.11.2
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number of Processors: 2
Total Number of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per Processor): 12 MB
Memory: 12 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP31.006C.B05
SMC Version (system): 1.25f4
What version of ID CC?
In the mean time, set recent files to zero, turn off preflight and disable thumbnails in the pages panel.
Sorry, I don’t want you mean by set recent files to zero. Can you please explain?
Also, how do I turn off the preflight? I will need both the thumbnails and preflight for work. Will I be able to turn them back on shortly?
These are just items that can cause slow downs but another question for you....how was 10.11 installed? Operating system upgrades can be a crapshoot and application slowdowns are one symptom.
Bob…my IT guy installed it who is a certified Apple guy. I really don’t know much more than that. I am copying him on this email.
Now lets be honest here: CC 2015 just IS low, that is: compared to earlier versions. It just is.
Today btw I uninstalled Acrobat Reader DC and replaced it with Reader XI: a was blown away with how fast, instantanely, XI was! We almost forget how fast things were, as we are getting used to the slowness of apps like Acrobat, InDesign. Well, at least on the Mac (mine is a 2015 Retina 27" 4 Ghz quad i7 with 32 GB RAM and 3 TB fusion drive: everything flies, except for... indeed.).
...And I even removed the libraries for CC cloud removed them from the CEP Extensions folder, so no slowing down anymore by unneeded and unwanted(!) cloud stuff!
Sorry, but that’s just not true for everyone. I’ve found CC2015 to run quite well on my Windows 10 desktop as well as my MacBook Air with Yosemite.
Quite well, yes. As fast as previous versions: no. On none of our machines we use in training, old or new, Mavericks or El Capitan. Under Windows: simply don't know...
I might just lay down and cry if that is the case for me. I am working a very large InDesign tables that continually need updating and there are hundreds of edits. If I have to wait for each edit to apply. If I put in an edit and tab over to the next column, it distributes the edit over the next columns because it is still thinking.
Everything worked fine before the updated to CC.
Now that you've got that off your chest, have you tried what Bob suggested?
Yes, no difference. Thanks for the sympathy.
Try a new user account on the machine.
Presumably you've tried trashing the InDesign preferences?