saving ai/pdf file is too slow
Saving ai or pdf file takes a lot longer than what it supposed to be. This is newly purcahse mackbook pro that I am using and its performance is great with photoshop and other adobe apps. I even untick 'pdf compatible' setting but it won't change a thing.
I have this problem too... painfully slow to save as an ai, eps or pdf – even when a file has minimal content. Extremely frustrating when saving several individual files and having to wait for ages for each one to stop showing the spinning windmill of doom and finish saving before being able to save the next. The latest update 23.0.3 has not rectified this bug which appeared after the last major update.
I'm running Mohave, and I have plenty of hard disk space and RAM.
pls check your hard disk usage at that time
update: I googled around some info to work around this and I tried to reset the preference setting of illustrator but I am facing the same problem. It is causing me a great deal of pain as I am a graphic designer and I HAVE TO WORK!
FYI: my new mbp has 16g ram and i am working on 200mb sized ai file. I checked that while the ai file is being saved only 13% of ram is used so it is def not a hardware prob.