I have heard of many odd things causing lag. Why not try some of the 35 ideas I wrote down in this PDF handout:
Note that sometimes its a Advanced Type preference; sometimes its a panel that is open. If one of these things works for you, be sure to post about it?
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Can you also specify the InDesign version you are on? If its not CC 2017.1(latest), can you upgrade to it and then let us know if the hang occurs?
Is the issue document specific, or does it occur with all documents that you create?
Can you also check and let us know your work-space (essential, advanced or custom)?
If the issue is document specific can you please mail me your document at firstname.lastname@example.org so i too can reproduce the issue at my end
I am using InDesign 2017.1 Release, 220.127.116.11 Build
It occurs with multiple documents. I have not tested if I recreate as a new document from scratch but will. Most of our work is pulling previous jobs and updating the art for the new year. We use the formatting, perf and die lines etc. Not reinventing the wheel saves a lot of time, at least when there's not this terrible lag.
My work space is essentials. I work off two monitors. Screen shots below:
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Have you experimented with patiently turning off individual panels to see if one of them is slowing the machine? Have you compared the difference when all panels are in one monitor screen?
I had posted previously on a thread that is now locked and wanted to continue this discussion. The thread says that the issue was resolved. It's not.
I did a little searching to see what happened and here is what I found:
1. The Locked discussion that you referred to was started on Nov 9, 2016 by vickyvaugn and given a correct answer on Nov 16, 2016. The answer marked correct is from Seekay.
2. Your response from April 3, 2017 was branched into a new thread. That thread is not locked or answered and is still live.
Branching is sometimes done to keep a question alive by a new poster after it has been answered on a thread or if it veers off topic.
There are a number of responses to you on April 3, and you responded back on April 24, 2017. A couple more responses came in after that.
3. Currently there are two live posts from you on this same topic: the one from April 3 with many responses, and this one with a few. One will have to be locked and a reference will be posted to the other.
And I do hope that you get an answer to this very frustrating problem.
I noticed this problem when I first updated to InDesign CC 2017. I was able to solve it when I realized that my CC 2015 preference file was still being accessed by the program. The new release seems to need a totally new set of preferences. I realized this when I tried to trash the preference file and replace it with a pristine copy of my 2015 ID preferences that I always keep as a backup. It didn't work. When I completely started over with a brand new set all the lagging in InDesign disappeared.
To do this Open your Home folder, with the option key (on a Mac) pressed go under the Go menu and select Library. Once in the Library folder open the Preference folder. Delete the folder titled "Adobe InDesign" and also the file called "com.adobe.Indesign.plist".
This restored full speed to the program for me.
If this works for you and you then reset up your InDesign preferences to your liking go back to the Preferences folder (with the program quit) and drag out a copy of the new preference file to use if and when you get any program corruption in the future. A word of warning though—I've re-experienced this with each CC 2017 In Design upgrade I've installed.
Thanks for your input. Unfortunately this did not fix the problem. I tried this on my workstation and 2 others with no improvement on the problem.
I've been following both threads for a long time now. None of the fixes shown there worked with the lag issue we are experiencing. What do I need to give Adobe to get this corrected?
Do you experience the lag with all files or with a specific one? What other programs/external plugin have you installed?
If its with a specific file can you mail me the file at email@example.com ?
Also, can you try making a seperate partition on your MAC and then running InDesign on it?
Please do read sufficient instructions for creating and restoring OS to a new partition so that you dont corrupt your memory or loose any data. Be careful with the process.