Illustrator plus placed PDF causing major Illustrator Lag...

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Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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Hi,

I have just resumed working this morning on an Illustrator file that I was half way through. It was all fine last Thursday before Easter, but this morning when I opened the file, illustrator has slowed to an unworkable state.

I always drop pdf images or JPEG images into a background layer to trace over, as I have done for years. This is how I regularly work.

I have linked the problem to the PDF and Jpeg files. Once deleted from the background layer, save AI and reopen the lag goes but drop a jpeg file in the background layer and it all seizes up again?

I have also looked at some work I have finished successfully over the past week without issues. When opening the related work pdf there is a terrible lag now.

My computer has been off over the Easter weekend so I have no idea what is suddenly causing this?

I have all software updated although I have not changed anything since last week.

Could anybody advise please.

Thank you in advance.

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