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by rochefore
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

HOOORAAAAAY!

The problem is solved. I just downloaded the new graphics update by Apple and even with a huge document Scrivener works just fine now!

This is fantastic!

HOOORAAAAAY!
by rochefore
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Anyone Into Mind Mapping?
Replies: 21
Views: 3824

I use MyMind

http://www.sebastian-krauss.de/software

which I like very much.
by rochefore
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

Alexandra, I did some research. Part of the problem seems to be that Leopard's GUI is much more fancy than Tiger's and thus takes sucks more power from the CPU. I have just experienced quite an improvement in Scrivener by moving the dock from the bottom of the screen to the left. This turns off all ...
by rochefore
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

As far as I am concerned (and Alexandria): yes. It only happened after upgrading to Leopard.

Best,
r.
by rochefore
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

JRP wrote:Also, one solution that worked for a couple of users seems to have been to turn off Time Machine and reboot.


I just tried this out -- to no avail. Maybe there is a slight improvement, it is hard to say, but it is still lagging pretty much.

Thanks anyways, JRP!

Best,

r.
by rochefore
Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

First of all: thank you very much Wock and thank you very much Keith for your efforts. I appreciate them greatly. I am in the decisive phase of a larger publication and cannot switch to another writing program. Scrivener has actually changed the way I write, as strange as it is. Surely I would find ...
by rochefore
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

To test, make sure that you copy exactly the same text into each app and that it is formatted the same in each. It just did this again. Once by copying it and pasting it into TextEdit, and once by compiling the text that I sent you, exporting it as RTF and opening it with TextEdit. Same result: no ...
by rochefore
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

I turned off everything in "Text Editing" and "Typography" and the problem persists.


:cry:
by rochefore
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

1,25 Gig is the maximum. It should really be sufficient.
But what next?
Were are all the MAC specialists? The techies? We need you! :shock:
by rochefore
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

Hmm, I never use spell check or grammar check. They are both turned off. Alexandria, I noticed the same thing (see my post further up). If the text is aligned to the left rather than justified the problem disappears. Still, I would love to know the cause so I can take care of it. Thanks, r.
by rochefore
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

After Alexandria's post I checked and double checked and triple checked my writing programs again.

Word (2004): minimal slowdown, hardly noticable

Scrivener: as described above in my first post

Pages 08: Worst Slow Down of all

TextEdit: No Slow Down at all

All the best to you,

r.
by rochefore
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

I can confirm what you say. On Pages it is the very same problem. Word (2004) though is ok. But, I discovered, that when in Scrivener I align the text on the left rather than have it justified the problem disappears! I guess I can get used to having it aligned on the left. Still -- if there were a s...
by rochefore
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

Yes, I was planning on doing this anyways.

But still -- isn't what "MenuMeters" tells me that adding RAM will not help me in my case?

Or do I misinterpret this?

I really don't know. I wish I knew more about computers.

But thanks anyways for your comment.
by rochefore
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

The project that I am working on contains ca. 14,000 words (i.e. 86,000 characters). It has no images, just letters. The slowdown happens in full screen as well as in normal mode.
by rochefore
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Help! Scrivener has become very sloooow..
Replies: 100
Views: 10023

Thanks for the answer, Keith. I just set, as you recommended, the autosave to 120 seconds, but there is no difference. Still very, very slow. There is no problem when I am writing at the end of given document; but when I am writing or correcting somewhere within it, this is when the slowdown occurs....