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Dear wisdom-group, after updating my publisher (newest version), I could start a document but after a while publisher crashes all the time, I deinstalled it and installed it again, I do not know whats wrong - is have Mac 10.13.6 (Sierra) on an 11 year old computer with just 4 GB RAM but still enough space on the hard drive... Is the MAC too old????

Thanks for your wisdom,

lovely greetings, Julia (you can answer me in german)

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Hurra, deutsch! 😉

Die AbstĂŒrze kann ich grundsĂ€tzlich bestĂ€tigen.  Und 4 GB ist fĂŒr MacOS zu wenig. Der VorgĂ€nger meines jetzigen Mac minis hatte 8 GB und war um Welten stabiler. Ein Speicherfresser, der sich speziell mit Publisher schlecht vertrĂ€gt, ist Safari. Will ich intensiv mit Publisher arbeiten, beende ich alle sonstigen Programme, die ich nicht unbedingt brauche. Hauptauslöser fĂŒr AbstĂŒrze ist ein Doppelklick auf die Seiten-Bilder bzw. die Musterseiten. Deshalb speichere ich vor jedem Doppelklick auf ein Seiten-Bild. Auch lege ich zur Sicherheit im Laufe einer Design-Entwicklung immer wieder eine neue Datei-Version an. Von den drei Affinity-Programmen finde ich Designer am stabilsten.

Mein nÀchster Mac wird mit ARM-Prozessor sein und mindestens 16 GB RAM.

Bei aller diesbezĂŒglichen Kritik an Publisher: FĂŒr mich war Publisher ein Geschenk des Himmels.


Hurray, German!

I can basically confirm the crashes. And 4 GB is too little for MacOS. The predecessor of my current Mac minis had 8 GB and was worlds more stable. One memory hog, which is especially bad for publishers, is Safari. If I want to work intensively with Publisher, I terminate all other programs that I don't necessarily need. The main trigger for crashes is a double click on the page images or the sample pages. Therefore I save before each double click on a page image. Also, for safety reasons I always create a new file version during the course of a design development. Of the three affinity programs I find Designer the most stable.

My next Mac will be with ARM processor and at least 16 GB RAM.

Despite all the criticism of Publisher in this regard: For me, Publisher was a godsend.

This article has been written with the kind assistance of DeepL.

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Was immer helfen kann ist der Ersatz einer alten HDD durch eine SSD. SATA-SSDs im 2,5“ Format bekommt man gerade nachgeschmissen.

4GB RAM sind definitiv zu wenig. Die Ă€lteren Macs sollten sich da doch noch relativ einfach aufrĂŒsten lassen ? Auch RAM kostet nicht mehr due Welt.

Beides macht aus einem 11 Jahre alten Mac jetzt keine Killermaschine, aber helfen sollte es.

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