When I save with the PDF compatibility box checked, larger, more complex files take as long as 10 minutes to save. Uncheck the box, and it takes seconds. I need the compatibility turned on; otherwise, I can't place the file as an image in another file.
Tech specs: 16" MBP 2019 with 2.6GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM and AMD Radeon Pro 5500m 4GB card, running Mac OS 11.5.2 and AI 25.4.1.
So, I've been doing some digging... I've done the following. If anyone has any additional suggestions, please suggest!!
The file, when saved with PDF compatibility turned on, is 313Mb. It's less than 20 with it turned off. Regardless, it seems excessive that it takes 10 minutes to save a 300Mb file.
There are two things I have not done:
1. disconnected one of my 27" monitors, and
2. saved all the linked files smaller. There are a bunch of them, so I have been avoiding that... but now I'm off to do that after I post this.
Thanks, folks. This has been slowing me down all week. It was slow last week too, but this week it's slower.
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Make a copy of the file adn remove suspect object plike placed images. Once the file saves fast you will know if it is an offending object. You may be using an old outdated unsupported format like .eps or a nested symbol. I you delete all but have a few vector points and is still slow then we know it is your system comfiguration.
Please post a screenshot of your art and we can help better, otherwise we are guessing with no information.
If the art you are nesting is simple vector, then make a symbol cloud library item.
Hi Mike. Thanks for the suggestion. FYI, I haven't had an opportunity to try your suggestion yet. I don't feel comfortable posting a screen shot as it may be proprietary info. BUT, I will tell you that most of the content is placed raster art, so there's not really an option to make a library or similar. The placed file is a .PSD image with editable spot color channels (long story), and there are different files for different colors. I made 72ppi versions of the files and saved also as .PSD, and I'm going to also take those smaller files and convert them all to .tif. I try to not work at a smaller resolution if I can help it, when using what will end up being final art.
Also FYI, it seems to be just that file. Blank files save quickly. And the past couple days I've been working with 200mb-ish files and they seem a lot faster--and they don't use that PSD file mentioned above.
Anyway... I will touch base after I do all of the above. Thanks!!
First, my computer has been acting hinky the past few days, but Illustrator has not. Needed to do an SMC reset at restart this morning and it's behaving correctly now.
Regarding the slow saving file in question:
So the problem child is the full resolution PSD file that has the separate channels for spot colors. May need to adapt the working methods when using it.
Thanks for the suggestions. It's always a help!
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