Why is InDesign so slow on my 27" iMac 3.06GHz??

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by macaddict23, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. macaddict23 macrumors 6502

    macaddict23

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    At work, when I open my InDesign files on a Dual 2GHz G5, they open in seconds. On my home computer, they literally open 3 to 4 minutes. They also take the same amount of time to save! Urgh!

    While the file is opening, I do a Force Quit, and I get the message that InDesign is "not responding."

    Is there some file that I can trash in order to . . . I guess reset the application? Sorta like emptying the cache on my browser?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    First thing first... Is the program legit?

    Also, is the file or program stored on a network location?
     
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  4. macaddict23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Totally legit. My employer bought an extra license in order for me to install CS3 on my home computer.

    CS3 is not stored on a network or external disc. It was installed on the iMac's hard drive.

    I'm using InDesign 5.0.4
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You could try deleting preferences.

    Hold down keys: Shift + Option + Command + Control. Start up InDesign.
    Select Yes when the dialogue box pops up asking you to delete preferences.
     
  6. macaddict23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    Did you see my question about the file or program being on a network location, eh?
     
  8. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Yah because cracked software, sometimes the recompiled files are not exactly streamlined.
     
  9. design-is macrumors 65816

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    CS3 isn't officially supported on Snow Leopard, that's all the advice I have to offer... Sorry!

    As it's legit, try calling Adobe support or visit their tech forums?

    /Doug
     
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I take it you're running Snow Leopard? CS3 is not supported by Adobe on Snow Leopard, with some reports saying that InDesign is the most problematic.

    Does it still run slow with documents you create on that machine? Even simple ones?
    What font management utility do you use?
    How many fonts do you have that are activated?
    Are all the fonts free from corruption?
     
  11. macaddict23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I did. And I answered your question. :)

    Okay, I removed the Suitcase Plugin, restarted InDesign, and that did the trick! Thanks guys!
     
  12. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    For the record, CS3 works fine on Snow Leopard. Support by Adobe or not, doesn't make a difference.

    CS3 is far faster than clucky ol' CS4 on SL.
     

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