Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to dmingo)
How many books do you have open at one time?
How much free space on your hard drive?
How much physical ram in your computer?
Is Spoltight busy indexing?
Have you run Disk Utility to check drive health?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to K T)
I have a max of two books open at a time- many times just one.
247GB available out of 500GB
Spotlight not indexing
Disk Utility (Disk Warrior, Drive Genius) all contribute to keeping the drive healthy.
I even installed a fresh partition on my internal and installed just 10.7.3, Premiere Pro, Pages, Photoshop, IBA.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to K T)
Opened a smaller book and made changes, duplicated the file, with no problems. The issue is with my book apparently, but the problems exist even in the smaller video-less book. What to look for? Should I try rebuilding with a fresh slate- using drag-n-drop? Please tell me I don't have to totally reconstruct the book from scratch.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to dmingo)
The problem is with the auto-versioning feature of Mac OS X Lion, iBooks Author, and the size of your large file (1.4 gb). Close that file and I suspect your perfomance problems will go away.
Rebuilding won't help.
My suggestion is to leave the video placeholders, remove the videos for now, complete the books, then add the videos back in right before publication.