Below are some tips on making InDesign generate diaries as quickly as possible.
The following aspects of a template have been found to slow down diary generation a lot when using InDesign:
•Rotated text boxes and/or rotated text.
•Linked text boxes, in particular at the end of the diary (page number 100 and above).
The above should be avoided as much as possible.
Generation Options for Optimal Speed
Note that the turn off deletion optimization also applies to QuarkXPress versions 2016-2023.
When using InDesign, the page copying step of diary generation can extend to 10-20 minutes, or more, when generating diaries with over 150 pages and/or complex page structures (such as linked boxes and/or rotated textboxes).
•For daily or weekly diary scripts containing over 150 pages, set the option to a value around 25, as shown on the image on the right.
•For monthly or yearly calendar scripts, which may contain only only 10-20 pages, but which include multiple layers and objects, try to set the option to a value between 3 and 5.