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.
> 
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> 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.
> >
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