How much memory do you have? Is this frame an image that you've placed, or something you drew inside ID, or something you pasted, and from where?
The specs on my computer are: 1.58 GHz and 2.99 GB of RAM.
the graphic frame image is placed from another InDesign file (it was created solely in InDesign and consisted of shapes with gradients and drop shadows). I've also tried dragging the "frame" from the original InDesign file into Illustrator and creating a PDF of it, and then placing that PDF into my Roster inDesign file. That didn't work either.
That's not a lot of RAM, but I used to work with less all the time in Windows XP without hitting out of memory errors. How much empty drive space do you have?
Try exporting the file to PDF and print that.
I have 41.4 GB of free disk space.
I am able to export to PDF, however I was planning on using "Print Booklet" so that I can print to 11 x 17 and make a saddle stitched document.
What's the OS?
In Windows you can use Print Booklet to print to PDF (if you have Acrobat Pro) which might not work any better than printing to paper, and there are a number of imposition scripts you can run to make a booklet on either platform that allow you to then export the imposed spreads.
Windows XP Professional.
So, I guess the bigger picture question I have is, how do the companies that work on huge catalogs with many images, many graphics, etc. do this all the time? I didn't think I'm trying to do anything terribly intensive. Did I just design my document too intensively, am I making an error in the way I'm setting up my document, do I not have a powerful enough computer? I know, there are a LOT of variables in answering this questions, but this is something I need to keep in mind when designing documents. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!
As I said, I worked for close to 5 years with an XP system with 2 gb RAM without isssue doing things as large as a 430-page book with hundreds of photos. I think maybe something else is going on.
Take a look at Remove minor corruption by exporting and see if it helps.
What else is maybe running in the background?
I had the same problem a few days ago. My problem was caused by a hoard of vector images on the same page (flattening that page drove my fairly optimized PC crazy).
I solved the issue by opening the vector file in Photoshop, duplicating the layer with the image I wanted into an 8.5 x 11 spread, merging all layers when I was finished, and saving that spread as a .PSD (with maximize compatibility checked). Then I placed the .PSD into InDesign. This isn't perfect, I know, but the images look almost the same at zooms of up to 150% and printing / exporting takes a fraction of the time, not to mention my printed .PDF is 3 mb smaller.
I guess what I'm saying is:
1. You could put all 16 frames from 1 page in 1 file
2. You could save that file as a .PSD to retain a nice size/quality ratio
Hope this helps!
p.s. How many cores does your processor have? When I switch between my single core laptop, dual core PC and quad core PC, I notice a profound difference in Adobe product speeds.
Making a single PSD file from the vector frames seemed to do the trick! Thanks so much!
I believe my laptop is just single core... I'm hoping to upgrade to a new laptop shortly.
Thanks again, everyone, for all your help!