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Slow performance on Indesign 2021 on Macbook Pro 16" on macOS Big Sur - Spinning Beach ball

Explorer ,
Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Hello,

 

Please help. 

I've been having various issues - spinning wheel, slow performance when moving a text box or even just changing a font size. Everything is stutteringly slow.


I'm on the latest version of Indesign CC. Big Sur. 

 

Just now when working on a file everyting slowed right down and then all of my images that were linked and still are linked greyed out and disappeared. No more images in my focument just a blank placeholder. However I just fixed this. Overprint Preview was off. However I do not recall that images disappeared when Overprint preview is off. 

 

Biggest issue is that Indesign is deathly slow on a maxed out MacBook Pro 16".

 

Thanks,

 

Derek

 

 

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Explorer ,
Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Please note - issues with missing images solved - display settings were altered. Can view correctly now with Overprint Preview on or off. 

 

Overall Indesign Performance unsatisfactorily slow. Any help would be great. 

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Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Also appear to have fixed slow performance by reading the forums and turning off Fonts In Menu Preview. 

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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This is not clear information. "Reading the Forums" is not a solution to a technical problem.

 

How does one "turning off Fonts in menu preivew"? Is there an option for this buried somewhere in indesign?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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That is in InDesign's Preferences > Type

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry about the trouble you are facing. Could you please share a few more details:

  • The exact version of InDesign
  • Does InDesign slow down while working on a specific document? If yes, could you please share that document with us? You can upload it to the Creative Cloud (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/share.html) and share the download link.
  • Where are you saving the files (Network Drive/ System HDD/ Shared Folder on System / External HDD)?
  • When did this start happening? Are there any recent changes made to your system? For example, any antivirus, system updates, or web extensions installed recently.
  • Are you using TimeMachine? If yes, please try disabling it as multiple users have reported that TimeMachine has slowed down some apps while they were working.
  • Does turning off Automatic Graphics Switching helps to resolve the issue? (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202043)

 

We are here to help, just need more info.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Anshul Saini

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