I've never had good experiences working with FM across a network. On top of Art's suggestions, make sure all the files are on your local computer, and then perform your authoring/document generation/etc there.
Nadine --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote: > From: Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> > Subject: Re: Very slow loading of FM6 files into FM9 > To: "Adrian Cherry" <AdrianCherry at watkiss.com> > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Received: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 10:15 AM > First, your RAM and disk free space > are way low...? That is likely to > be the problem, although it may be compounded if your > anti-virus > program scans every file as it opens. And you don't mention > your > network speed, which may be a factor. > > Even Adobe is recommending 1G of RAM, but in the real > world, more than > 2G of RAM would be a minimal amount for this config, and > you'd need > more if you run any graphics-intensive programs > simultaneously. Just > as a BTW, RAM is cheap right now... > And in general, you'd want to have a third to half of the > hard drive > free for swap space and temp files. If you haven't cleaned > up the hard > drive with a utility lately, it may be time. > > One thing you might try is saving the converted files out > as MIF to > clean up any residual unused references or characters, but > I'd say > your machine just doesn't have enough horsepower. > > > Art Campbell > ? ? ? ? ? ? > ???art.campbell at gmail.com > ? "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world > beats a '52 > Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? No disclaimers apply. > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? > ???DoD 358 > > > > On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 3:18 AM, Adrian Cherry<AdrianCherry at watkiss.com> > wrote: > > > > Have recently upgraded to FM9 and applied the > patches. > > Files that took a few seconds to load into FM6 are now > taking up to 10 minutes to load into FM9. These files are > not massive but do have cross-references, conditional text, > text insets and eps and jpg graphics. > > I have also tried importing eps graphics into new FM9 > files and this either slows the machine to nearly a full > stop or crashes. JPGs are not a problem. > > We have tried loading the same files to FM9 on a > similar spec machine on the same network connection and that > loads the files OK. > > The PC in question is: HP Compaq DX2200MT; Intel > Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz; 768 Mb RAM, 80 Gig HD of which 20 Gig is > free; Windows XP Pro, Version 2002, SP3. ATi Fire GL 3100, > latest driver from their web-site. > > Any input on this issue is very welcome. > > > > Adrian Cherry > > Technical Writer > > Watkiss Automation Ltd. > > Blaydon Road > > SANDY > > Bedfordshire > > SG19 1RZ > > United Kingdom > > Tel:+44 (0)1767 685700 > > Fax: +44 (0)1767 689900 > > mailto:AdrianCherry at watkiss.com > > URL: http://www.watkiss.com > > > > > _________________________________________________________ > > Disclaimer ? ?http://www.watkiss.com/terms.htm > > This email is confidential and intended solely for the > use of the individual to whom it is addressed. > > Any views or opinions presented are solely that of the > author and do not necessarily represent those of Watkiss > Automation Ltd. > > If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that > you have received this email in error and that any use, > dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this > email is strictly prohibited. > > If you received this email in error please notify > Watkiss Automation Ltd on telephone +44 1767 685700. > > _______________________________________________ > > > > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > > or visit > > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. > Visit > > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and > info. > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as generic668 at yahoo.ca. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/generic668%40yahoo.ca > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. > Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and > info. > >