Animations slow /stutter when previewing in editing mode

Aug 11, 2016

In the past few days I have noticed that when you preview the entire project while in editing mode, the entrance animations stutter in and are very sluggish. I have not come across this before and it is doing the same thing when I preview other modules.

I am thinking perhaps it is due to the recent Windows 10 anniversary updates? Keen to hear if others are experiencing the same.

When previewing just one slide in editing mode, the entrance animations come in much smoother. It slows right down when previewing the entire project.

Once published "as web", accessing the flash version in either IE, Chrome or Edge is much the same experience - alot of stutter. Running the HTML5 version works as before.

Any idea what is causing this?

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Leslie McKerchie

Unfortunately it does happen Robbie! Glad the new file was able to alleviate your issue. I did want to pop in and share some tips, either for you or others that may run across this thread.

File corruption is unpredictable, and there's no straightforward way to determine what causes it. Common causes are environmental (disk errors, power outages, improper shutdowns), viruses, failed Windows updates, and even file size (i.e., very large files have a higher risk of corrupting).
Consider these preventative measures to protect your project files:
1) Save and publish projects on your local hard drive. Working on a network drive or external USB drive can cause erratic behavior due to latency.
2) Save incrementally. If your app has an AutoRecovery feature, take advantage of it. If not, save a new version of your project every hour or so with a new file name each time. If a file becomes corrupt, you'll still have a working version available.
3) Install Dropbox. Snapshots of changes in your local Dropbox folder are kept for 30 days. If a file is damaged or deleted, you can restore a previous snapshot:
4) Don't leave the app open and unattended for long periods of time. Some users have reported file corruption after leaving their apps open overnight. It's possible that a malware scan or disk backup could run because the machine is idle, making your app vulnerable to crashing.

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