I wonder if you can help me with a slight issue I am having.
I am using Scrivener to organise my PhD research as well as write my thesis and I have recently started to have a problem with the CPU usage on my Mac getting extremely high and the programme stalling for a few moments even whilst I do simple tasks like add text to a document. The file is quite large (just over 8GB) so I wonder if this might be why?
Any suggestions or assistance would be appreciated.
sheshhh… and I thought I was pushing the envelope with my 1.8GB project!
In this day and age, there will always be someone else pushing harder!
Maybe you can import files as alias to reduce the bulk?
As to myself, I am breaking up the monster into several smaller, more cudly cuties…
8 GB is kind of a lot…
As Fred suggested, I would definitely consider using aliases for your research material, particularly if you have video or other media files in there. I would also avoid large Scrivenings sessions: work with the smallest chunk of text you can, and place images in sub-documents of the main text files. The more of the project Scrivener has to load at once, the more unwieldy it will be.
With a project that large, you might also need to look at your overall system resources, particularly memory.