is there a max size for a pdf ?
I've been working in Adobe Acrobat X std for a little while now, and find I did not have such "problems" in earlier versions.
On a daily basis, I have to create and work with very large documents 2000-3000+ pages more than 100MB. Over time, I need to add various pdfs (and related bookmarks) to the original. I've been told by our in house IT (via Adobe help) that the errors that have been occuring are related to the size of the document I am working on.
reading error 14 or 16
When this problem initially occured, I was using the original large document, attempting to insert another smaller pdf. The function looked like it was successful, but in further viewing of the entire document, the inserted pages appeared "corrupted" as very tiny white squares, unable to view, extract, delete or any other function, thus making the entire document useless.
I never experienced this situation in previous older versions of Adobe.
to try to "correct" the problem without losing all of my data, I cut and extracted the "good" portions and saved. However, the MANY bookmarks originally created from the large document did not "come along" and had to be re-created in the now smaller portion. To "get around" the problem for now, I have to watch the size, and wen it nears 100 MB, I start a new portion...
These challenges have made for much more work...
there must be many other folks/companies, out there with much bigger documents they need to work with - what is the solution ?
Are you using Save As? That is necessary to keep the size down. Save retains both old and new parts and bloats fast. Also, you can use PDF Optimize (don't think it is in Std unfortunately) to see where the size issue are. If you have a lot of graphics, you might see if there is a preflight tool (again, may not be in Std) to reduce the size of the images. Generally, you do not need more than 300 dpi. You might also try the Reduce File Size (under Save As in AAX and I think this is available in Std). If you can adjust the options in RFS, then you might be able to compress things. For a lot of what you need, it is unfortunate that you do not have AA X Pro.
Typically when you get such a large document, it is better to break it into parts and link them together. That could be by chapter or such. I think those could then be put in a portfolio (I am not a portfolio user, so just guessing) to improve things. I sure would not want to have to deal with your document. It probably takes forever to load. Maybe you should re-evalute your workflow.
yes, Michael, if this is the problem, tell me more...
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 13:24:58 -0600
Subject: Re: max size of pdf max size of pdf
Re: max size of pdf
created by MichaelKazlow in Creating, Editing & Exporting PDFs - View the full discussion
What Bill says is all true, but I have a question. Where is the pdf file you are working with located? Is it by chance on a server?
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