Scrivener 3 app hangs/stops responding during compiling

Hi, I’ve tried compiling my 85,000 word document into a word file format a couple of times and each time the app would hang once I pressed ‘compile’ and the blue bar reaches to full, saying “Converting file format…” I’ve waited half an hour and the document has still not been created. The tutorial makes it seem like compiling happens pretty quickly, so why is it that the app hangs? I am running quite a powerful iMac as well…

Any help? … 62#p258262

Slàinte mhòr.

Do you mean 85,000 words in your project draft or do you really mean you have 85,000 words in a single doc in Scrivener?