- If possible, bypass the Acrobat limitation to split multipages PDF over 2 Gig to single page PDF.
What exactly do you mean by that?
When a PDF is over 2 GB, Acrobat can not split or extract to single page PDF. An error about I/O appear. When this occur, I have to reduce the PDF below 2 GB via a "save as optimized PDF" or delete pages from PDF.
That is a physical limit of a 32-bit version of Windows XP, not Acrobat.
The 32-bit version of Windows XP can only address up to 4GB of memory. Windows XP divides this evenly - 2GB for kernel space, 2GB for application space. Since Acrobat needs to open the PDF file to work on it and because of how PDF files are structured, it needs to keep that file in memory. If it hits the 2GB limit, then you have no more space left that the OS will allow for that application to do things like create a new document.