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Mike H

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Is there a way to limit the amont of undo's in Map Pub? I notice in the lower left it keeps a running tally of available undos, based on every thing you "do".

223 Undos; no Redos

I'm curious if this contributes to the slow response - after a couple of hundred of "do's" is it keeping all of those in buffer? Yet it cannot redo past the point of your last save.

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Mike,

Good question. I've wondered about this myself.

I believe the undo in the bottom left corner is a component of Illustrator, not Mapubisher. I opened up the aiprefs file and on line 3160 I found the following code: /maxUndoDepth 200

Perhaps this how you can the number of undo's available? I would copy your aiprefs file before making any changes just to be careful.



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Michael,

There is no such thing as a MAPublisher undo function. That's Illy...

Hmmm... Older versions have a max undo setting in the preferences dialog, but it's not available anymore in CS2... WTF?!?!?! Looks like the aiprefs hack is the only way to reduce it. Theoretically, this would certainly reduce the amount of memory needed.

I don't really see the point of having so many undo's... It's impracitcal and my personal experience is that if I have a maximum of N undo's, I always realize I need to go N+1 steps back... <_<
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If you search the latest Mapublisher documentation you will find a short blurb on how reducing the number of undo's will help with memory issues, along with other tips like using a dedicated scratch disk.
Editing the aiprefs file is a fairly simple process. All you need to do is search your system for "aiprefs", open the file in a text editor, search the file for "undo", decide how many undo levels you feel comfortable with and save the file. If Illy starts acting up after the changes (wrong edit or whatever) just delete the aiprefs file. Illy will create a fresh one on your next startup.



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If you search the latest Mapublisher documentation you will find a short blurb on how reducing the number of undo's will help with memory issues, along with other tips like using a dedicated scratch disk.
Editing the aiprefs file is a fairly simple process. All you need to do is search your system for "aiprefs", open the file in a text editor, search the file for "undo", decide how many undo levels you feel comfortable with and save the file. If Illy starts acting up after the changes (wrong edit or whatever) just delete the aiprefs file. Illy will create a fresh one on your next startup.


Not on a Mac. Look for a folder "Adobe Illustrator CS2 Settings" (or "Adobe Illustrator CS Settings"). The file in question is called "Adobe Illustrator Prefs." Open with TextEdit or equivalent. The exact code is:

/undoDepth 5
/maxUndoDepth 200


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This board rocks! There is no possible way I would have figured that out on my own. Thanks for the insight.

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