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Im working on a document in APub Beta 1.7.0.376 on macOS 10.12.6 (16G2016).

If I use floating text over 40 pages with multiple text frames and insert some pictures and graphics with custom wrappings APub slows down extremely and the fan of my iMac27 (4 GHz Intel Core i7, 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096 MB) start to spin like crazy even if I only scroll. It seems to be caused by rendering the whole document on every event (scrolling, inserting text, etc.)

I redesigned the document and use only text frames without floating from one page to the next. And behold... no time consuming rendering. Everything works fine.

The slow document with floating text is appr. 2.2 MB the one that works fine is appr. 700 kB. All images/graphics are linked and not embedded.

CPU in macs Activity Monitor App sometimes reaches over 500%. Another side effect is the slow rendering of the previews in the pages panels. 

Any ideas how to use floating text without this side effect???

 

 

 


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1 hour ago, Mensch Mesch said:

Im working on a document in APub Beta 1.7.0.376 on macOS 10.12.6 (16G2016).

I redesigned the document and use only text frames without floating from one page to the next. And behold... no time consuming rendering. Everything works fine.

Any ideas how to use floating text without this side effect???

Couple of thoughts. It seems as though you have the Text Frames on the individual pages and not on the Master Pages, am I correct with that? Does this (horrible) effect occur when you choose a page on the Pages Studio by double clicking?

Your hard ware seems to be more than adequate for the job. There are some problems people have with Metal Compute being on in the Performance pane of Preferences, try with just Open GL.


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2 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Couple of thoughts. It seems as though you have the Text Frames on the individual pages and not on the Master Pages, am I correct with that? Does this (horrible) effect occur when you choose a page on the Pages Studio by double clicking?

Hey @Old Bruce, thanks for your reply! Yes I've placed the text frames on individual pages. Created with the double-click on the little link triangle. I have no text frame on the master pages. Yes, the effect occurs also when I double-click on the page preview.

8 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Your hard ware seems to be more than adequate for the job. There are some problems people have with Metal Compute being on in the Performance pane of Preferences, try with just Open GL.

I've already tested all settings (Software, OpenGL Basic, OpenGL and Metal) in the performance panel. Same behavior.

Even opening the file, which is only 2.2 MB, from a local drive takes 10 seconds.


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Here is my last suggestion, it comes from Roy of "The IT Crowd"

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Seriously these problems sound like a straining underpowered machine which is trying to work on a massive sized document. I am thinking perhaps the problem lies with the swap files being too large. 


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Thanks for your considerations Bruce. At this point in time I've a workaround. I don't use floating text in linked text frames and it seams to work.


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The slowdown is actually caused by the text wrap on logohmf.afdesign . You can significantly improve the performance by selecting the problem object and clicking "edit wrap outline" on the toolbar. This effectively caches the wrap shape, preventing the continual regeneration which hogs the processor. 


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5 hours ago, Pauls said:

The slowdown is actually caused by the text wrap on logohmf.afdesign . You can significantly improve the performance by selecting the problem object and clicking "edit wrap outline" on the toolbar. This effectively caches the wrap shape, preventing the continual regeneration which hogs the processor. 

Wow, I hope I can remember this when it happens to me. Couldn't...  , no, that wouldn't work stop talking before thinking Bruce.


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6 hours ago, Pauls said:

The slowdown is actually caused by the text wrap on logohmf.afdesign . You can significantly improve the performance by selecting the problem object and clicking "edit wrap outline" on the toolbar. This effectively caches the wrap shape, preventing the continual regeneration which hogs the processor. 

Thanks a lot @Pauls!!! You saved my day!


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