Practical size limit for OO document?


#1

I’m using OmniOutliner to outline the questioning/testimony of numerous witnesses for an upcoming court trial. It’s easier for me to do this in one OmniOutliner document as I work on it, as it is quicker to move pieces from one witness to another. Will I run into performance issues, such as sluggishness, if I let this get too big? I will probably attach several files to parts of the outline. I’m preparing this on the Mac version, but may also use the iPad version. Thanks for any insight.


#2

Hey Evan.

There are, but think volumes of text—many books’ worth of text.

If we’re talking actual file attachments (audio, photos)…that’s a bit different. I’ve seen outlines where the customer attached many full-sized movies to the document and it was still fine. (But you might want to disable Autosave if the file is huge and your hard drive isn’t an SSD.)


#3

Thanks for the reply. Mine will be mostly just photo and PDF attachments. I guess I can see how it goes, and always break it down into individual outlines if it isn’t responding well.


#4

Hi all.

I have a document that is approaching 1 GB (attachments: photos, PDFs, etc.)

Am I about to run into problems? Can I continue? Should I split this document into separate ones?

What if I told you that ideally, I might want to go to 100 GB? 200 GB?

Technically speaking, what’s to prevent this?

Thanks!