Placing Docx having tables and content controls

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Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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I am trying to place a document having a table with approx 20000 rows in content control and it takes around 30 mins in InDesign.

Is there any way to optimize this?

I observed that if I remove the content control and convert that table to tab seperated text values then InDesign takes only 4 mins to load it.

It means delay in loading original document is due to tables and content control. Is there any way to optimize this without remove tables and content controls using CEP extension?

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Hi @devs27984525 ,

what you see is the lack of performance of tables compared to the same raw contents of a text story with tabs.

There are so many properties additionally in a table cell compared to the ones of formatted text, that the difference you see in performance is no wonder at all.

 

What you can try is to open the document without a layout window, then place the table with ExtendScript and after this is done give the invisible document a layout window with e.g. doc.windows.add() written in ExtendScript.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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