Slow at inDesign

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maj88, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. maj88 macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2016
    Warsaw, Poland
    Hi Guys,
    I have purchased late 2016 MacBook Pro 15 2,7GHz i7 - Radeon 455 - 512SSD last year.

    Usually I am using mail, safari, microsoft office apps, which are working fine.

    Recently I have bought inDesign to work on some catalogues/brochures for my company.

    I have noticed that while working with some documents - overall project size 600-1000MB - inDesign is super slow. Scrolling through pages always with a beachball. Moving objects takes like minutes. Everything sluggish.

    To be honest, it's not an improvement but going backwards from my 2011 MBP 13".

    Do you think its Adobe's issue? I thought that some light inDesign work, should not be a problem on the most expensive laptop on the market... Especially when it cost 4 or 5 of average salaries in my country.
  2. AppleSmack macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2010
    600+ mb sounds huge for an InDesign file.

    Have you embedded images (slooow) rather than linking them?

    Also, I've found when colleagues complain about InDesign's slow performance, it can be improved by:

    - turn off pre-flighting until you need it.
    - use 'typical' display performance rather than 'high quality', until you need high quality.
    - while you can 'place' InDesign and PDF files as images, be aware that this really slows performance.

    Good luck, let me know if any of these suggestions improve InDesign's performance for you.

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