export book to pdf slows the mouse respond
Every time, when I export whole book into PDF file, my mouse starts to move with steps. Everything else is working more or less normally, but moving cursor is almost impossible.
Cursors respond with huge lag - around 1 sec, and moves in steps, what makes impossible to use the mouse.
Stein Eikesdal commented
The mouse and combination of BOOK works fine in Indesign 1.x all the way to CS3 (used Indesign every day from 1999). Never tested CS4,CS5 as CS3 was always favourite and worked perfectly even today.
Now with recent v14 and latest v15 of Indesign 2019 and 2020 the problem still remains. What is going on?
We have lots of separate docs linked into BOOK function via mapped network drives. I run Windows 7 64bit with all updates and graphical drivers in place. Using another USB mouse does not solve it.
Doing a Update Page Numbers, Preflight and even Export book to PDF the problem remains. Mouse is super slow. I have only seen this behaviour in Windows if there was a 100% disk activity + CPU 100% at once. Indesign does not show any of these signs, so its related to the GUI elements, or some kind of child GUI problem with the progress bar once we are in BOOK mode. Indesign 2019/2020 does not behave slow in any other menu or function.
This is purely something todo with GUI response in at least Indesign versions from 2018-2020 as far as I have tested.
This should get top priority.
I also know this problem.
Since InDesign CS2 (now CC 2019) we are working with books. When InDesign exports a book to PDF InDesign opens every file of the book in the background. And after the export you have to wait until InDesign have closed all the dokuments. This takes a lot of time, you cant work with the mouse and i think that this workflow is not up to date. We need the book funktion every day!
Adobe, please create a fast book export to pdf.
Sascha Schnitzer commented
I have suffered from this bug for years, multiple machines, multiple installations. Only seems to affect Windows users.
This issue can be worked around by executing export via script.
The application will not display the progress bar, but mouse will not be slowed as well.
var ExportPath = app.activeBook.filePath;
ExportPath = ExportPath+"/"+app.activeBook.name.slice(0, -5)+".pdf";
app.activeBook.exportFile(ExportFormat.pdfType, new File(ExportPath), false, app.pdfExportPresets.itemByName("[High Quality Print]"));
I have the same problem. IndesignCC 2017 then 2019 + Win 10 (updated). During the pdf export the mouse is really very slow and is completely unusable.
I've opened a Centre Programme that I update as required on a regular basis and no response moving elements or text boxes INDD 2019 on Windows 10. Nothing is locked and was perfectly fine in previous versions.
I reverted to the previous version and I managed to update and save the document. Now to see if updating the reverted version updates and works as it should. Most bizarre.