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Publisher 2 is atrociously BAD at handling RAM.

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I have been struggling from DAY 1 with Publisher version 2 to perform the simplest task of pasting added text to a simple 12 page spread. It has zero graphics, that is, text only. When I paste some text from a word document, Publisher freezes every time I add some pasted text. Rebooting doesn't help. I can't believe that Serif can't get this right. Version 2 is practically useless to me. I have had to return to Version 1, where this task is a piece of cake. 

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Hi Joseph, welcome to the forum. Why did you call this a RAM issue?

Does it freeze forever and you need to force quite or is it a temporary freeze?

I'm working on a very long and complex document in v2 and it's working great so I wonder if there is something with your setup that could be changed to avoid this issue. I'm not saying what you're experiencing isn't a bug but perhaps there is a way to work around it.

Which version of macOS are you using and what type of Mac are you using?

Have you tried turning off Metal in Preferences > Performance? It's worth a try.

Good luck

Affinity Publisher/Designer/Photo 2 for macOS Ventura 13.2, MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro)

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I’ve been doing very, very complex APub multi page docs in v2 with no issues like that. Runs quickly with little hesitation doing massive copy/pastes. Guessing it’s something unique to your computer or configuration. 


iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020 i7 72GB) • AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT 16 GB • macOS Ventura
MacBook Pro, 13", M1 2020 • 16 GB • macOS Ventura
iPad Pro 9.7"

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