Accordance Unable to keep up with typing
Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:34 PM
I'm working on an iBook G4 (1.42 GHz) running Tiger (10.4.11) with 1.5 GB RAM, 6.9 GB free on the hard drive.
I am currently running the following additional programs. All are "dormant" in the background unless otherwise noted:Mail (checks for new mail once an hour)
iTunes (playing Christmas music from the Shard folder)
Aside from iTunes playing music, this is a lower than typical load for me. I shut down several apps (NeoOffice, Address Book, etc.) when the slow down began, but it did not make any measurable difference. Quitting iTunes may help a little bit, but the slowdown still occurs.
Activity Monitor shows that CPU usage goes through the roof when I'm typing in Accordance. A quick switch to AM when this happens shows only kernel_task, AM, and Accordance using any significant % of CPU.
This behavior began after the most recent Accordance upgrade (7.4.2).
NeoOffice used to do this as a result of some bugs. If it's helpful to you I can go digging in the Neo forums and see what I can find about what was causing it for Neo.
Let me know if I can provide any other information.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:50 PM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:22 AM
Version 7.4 has many behind the scenes changes which are all part of the preparation for the Universal (Intel native) version due out next year. This is why you may all see some changes in function even in features which were not themselves altered for 7.4. We appreciate reports of any changes like these, especially of problems or slow-downs in specific areas.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 08:56 AM
The "Block Size" setting is actually in the "Edit Windows" preference pane.
I didn't think to check it before reporting above, but I just did and it is already set to "Small(faster editing)."
Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:05 AM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:31 PM
According to the Finder, the file I was working with is 112 KB in size and was created on 6/15/06.
I'm reasonably certain that the current file must be a copy of an older file dating back to the fall of 2004. I say that because it contains sermon study notes for Year A in the Revised Common Lectionary. Until I started adding notes for Sundays in Advent this year, the first entry was for Proper 23, for a Sunday in October. That last year A was December 2003- November 2004.
Through November I was working on a my Year C User tool which is larger (716 KB) and was created more recently (1/4/07). I did not see this kind of slow-down with it. (At least not as frequently). I'll include it in my tests today.
If it is of help, I can send you the Year A file (the 112 KB one).
Edited by Lorinda H. M. Hoover, 07 December 2007 - 01:34 PM.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:43 PM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:05 PM
I have a User Tool that is around 1365 paragraphs. The Tool is comprised mostly of verse lists so the vast majority of the paragraphs are rather small. I was editing the intro today and experienced this problem. I can type about 7 words before the first is finished displaying on the screen.
After experimenting I found that this problem manifests itself when I am about 300 paragraphs from the end of the Tool.
Is there a way to limit what is opened by the edit window?
If we could open only the title paragraph I believe that this would not occur. I realize that the edit window is not a full on word processor, and that I am asking it to do a lot. I have not noticed this behavior before the last update.
I also have another issue. I am not sure if it is related or not. Only in the User Tool edit window I have an extremely limited choice of fonts. In the User Notes edit window I have all the fonts on my computer. I will try to leave pictures to show what I mean.
Pics removed until I can figure out how to post them. Sorry
Edited by Getinthebible, 31 October 2012 - 07:06 PM.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:29 PM
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Edited by Getinthebible, 01 November 2012 - 07:22 PM.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:02 PM
Does this solve your problem?
Edited by Sean R., 31 October 2012 - 08:05 PM.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:27 PM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:49 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:06 AM
To take a shot of the entire screen use shift-cmd-3. To take a shot of a selected portion of the screen use shift-cmd-4. The screen shots will appear on your desktop.
You can post them by first selecting the "More Reply Options" at the lower left of the "Reply" box, "Choose File", then "Attach This File." That way those reading the posts can see your shot without having to go to another window in their browser. You can also insert the pictures between lines of text with the options available after the shot has been selected and attached.
This greatly streamlines the process for the poster and the reader.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:23 PM
Thank you so much for helping me with those instructions. I could not figure it out. I have fixed the post.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:33 PM
Does anyone have any insight on my second question in post #8-9?
Regarding limited font choice in user tool edit window.\
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:48 PM
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:05 AM
Thanks for the clarification. I did not understand that. I was indeed trying to edit the aperance of the user tool through the edit window, while I was entering new information. I will use command-t and see how that works. I appreciate the quick response.
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