[SOLVED] Low performance on Mac (Scrivener 2) for a 250 000 words project.

Hi there,

I’m writing a book on a Mac with Scrivener 2.8.1

I have been working on it for a few months, and everything was fine but since today I have big performance issues. Saving the documents takes 20 to 30 seconds, and sometimes the application freezes for 10, 20, 30 seconds. I can’t work on my book anymore and it’s quite a big issue (it’s my job).

The file is starting to be big (250,000 words, lots of comments, all that on 100 text files, with 3/4 levels of hierarchy).

I’m on a Mac with 4GB of RAM and SSD hardrive. I still have 1GB of available RAM and Scrivener just use 150 MB of RAM. Restarting the computer, shutting down all the other applications doesn’t change the problem.

What is weird is that yesterday everything was good, and I didn’t made any substantial change on my project since then.

Also: on another computer with 8GB, the file is working OK.

Is there some things I should try or investigate or workarounds I could try?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Hi again,

Problem solved. The problem was coming from 1 huge file, with images. I just had to splitt the file in several parts and everything is much better now.