Very slow response working with pictures from PPT in Storyline...
I've had the evaluation version of Storyline on my Dell tower for a few days now. I had no critical problems with Storyline until this morning when I started working on slides imported from Power Point. I have a one-slide test imported, with two text boxes, four pictures, animations (fade in -- fade out) and narration. Working files are on my PC's hard drive, not on a network server. Storyline file size for this one-slide show imported from PowerPoint is 6.7 MB! The whole PPT file for all eleven slides in the show is only 2.93 MB! Storyline is VERY slow resonding to editing moves on the pictures in this one-slide test piece. Just to select one picture, I've counted delays up to 3 seconds from mouse click to selection box appearing on screen. Click and move takes longer; I've counted 4 to 7 second delays from releasing the mouse button after a move to the image moving to the new position. The Performance Monitor in Task Manager shows high spikes of CPU usage for these events.
System notes: Running Windows 7, also installed last week, and having no significant trouble with it after reinstalling the usual applications and browsers. I work in a large, bureaucratic organization (government), with typical IT and network issues from time to time. There's nothing bad happening today that I know of.
Help! I need answers soon. I am going to Tom K's workshop in Philly on Wednesday, and would like to have no technical troubles with Storyline plaguing me.
Frank B., Harrisburg, PA