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In the save dialog (do a save as... to get your options) try turning off .pdf compatibility. You'll lose your finder preview, but you'll probably be able to save again. ;-)
How much RAM do you have? You'll need the maximum allowed for the iMac to be able to work with a large file. Some description of what is in the file. Lots of text, many paths and points, large uncompressed images embedded in the file?
I'm just curious how you go about creating an AI file that is 100MB. My largest files are only half that.
Is it due to several places raster images?
He's running CS3 on an iMac and the files are 100MB and it is crashing. More or less I would think you would expect it.
I don't think they have the resources left to do this. If this is the size of the files they have been opening and working with the cache must be inflated
like a blimp and his hard disk space is probably now limited.
I wonder what his configuration is like RA, Free Space Maintenance plug ins etc.
My machine came with 2G of ram. How do I tell if I am running low? That almost has to be the problem b/c I didn't have these issues in the beginning stages of this project.
I tried a "save as" and took off the pdf compatible option. Though it still took awhile, it finally saved my changes and took the file from >100mb down to 23mb.
However, now it's not allowing me to save a pdf copy (which I need to do in order to email for proofing).
The file I'm doing is a 4'x6' document, full color, lots of text, pictures and styling effects.
Any advice would be great - thanks!
I tried saving as without the pdf compatibility option - - thank you so much! My document finally saved. Now, however, is it still possible to save a copy as a pdf? (Its not allowing me to do that. . . keeps shutting down unexpectedly).
My doc is a full color 4'x'6 poster with lots of text, photos, shapes and styling effects. How can I tell if RAM is my problem? If it is my problem, how can I solve it?
If it is my problem, how can I solve it?
You buy more. The latest iMacs support up to 8GB and older models 4GB, if I'm not mistaken, so time to take out the credit card for some extra RAM bars (which should cost around 50 Euros in your favorite electronics/ generic computer retailer shop). As an intermediate solution, adjust your raster and flattener settings in AI and the PDF dialog. It's not the absolute file size, but how transparencies and otehr blending operations happen in your file that prevents from successful genration of a PDF file (PDF compatible AI, respectively).