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Version 9.2 runs very slow compared to version 6

Posted: 07 Mar 2012, 08:05
by flyercab
I am new to Quark 9.2. Was running version 6. Computer is 1.90 GHz, 2 gigs Ram on Windows SP (service pack 3). All of my files were saved in either version 5 or 6. [em](Actually liked 5 better). [/em]The file sizes were about 250 kb and I have 100s of them. When saved in 9.2, the sizes are 4-5 times larger. Why is that? And any ideas as to why Quark opens very slowly and mover tools are slow to respond. I've updateddriver of Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card. I know it's a very large program, but haven't heard anyone else complain about it. All else on computer works great.

Version 9.2 runs very slow compared to version 6

Posted: 07 Mar 2012, 10:26
by eyoungren
I can't help with the slowness (I'm on Mac) but I can advise on the file sizes. It's called file bloat and it's been a problem since version 7.x. It has to do with how versions 7.x and above handle legacy (anything older than version 7.x) documents.
The way to avoid this is to either open your document from inside XPress (hold down CTRL+ALT then click to open) or to create a new document of the same size and append the layout (yes, with versions 8.x and above you now can append entire layouts). Delete the blank layout and save.
The appending process is also a way to fix the files that are already 9.x files but have this problem. Just create a new document of the same size and append the layout from the problem document.
Hope that helps.

Version 9.2 runs very slow compared to version 6

Posted: 07 Mar 2012, 11:07
by flyercab
Thanks, I'll give that a try. Didn't know about the"bloat".
Appreciate your input...