I have a few projects that take a good amount of time to compile (upwards of 20 minutes). I’m trying to figure out how to make the compilation go faster and wanted to see if there were any guidelines or gotchas I should consider. I don’t think my project is unusually sized, but I use a number of Image Placeholder Tags. Also, I’m compiling to Word (docx), if that matters, and the final Word document is in about 130MB. I don’t think I’m doing anything else weird in the Compile phase. I also think my computer is reasonably fast: iMac, 2.8 Ghz, i7, 8GB memory.
Also, Keith, has an option to Cancel a compile while it’s still running been considered? When Scrivener compiles, I’m locked out of the interface, so if something is taking too long, I’d love to be able to stop it. Or should I just force-quit Scrivener at that point, assuming I’ve saved?