From: Winfield Hill
Subject: Acrobat easily handles giant files, was Re: J. Millman, C. C. Halkias. Integrated Electronics
Date: 3 Oct 2002 05:03:17 -0700
Organization: Rowland Institute
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> Tom Faloon scribbled:
>> Copying the book would be illegal, and even if it wasn't,
>> scanning or copying would not be practical. There are 911 pages!
> Bet Adobe Necrobat would choke on a 911 page .pdf file
ON Semiconductor (formerly Motorola) has most of their databooks
on the web, each as a single .pdf file. I've saved most of them
in my computer. For example, DL128-D.pdf is the entire 2677-page
Analog-IC databook, a single gigantic 35.21MB file.
Right now my 450MHz 256MB Pentium-II behind-the-technology-curve
home machine, running Win98, is very close to one of its frequent
out-of-system-memory crashes, in fact Resource Meter has shutdown
and refuses to reload! There are seven open program windows, one
is Acrobat showing two small datasheet files. Next, I'll try to
open the 2677-page databook. If nobody hears from me, please send
out a search party. :-)
. . .
OK, success. No computer crash. The 35MB book took 3 seconds
to "load," displayed the last page in under a second, ditto for
random pages scattered about the book, and seems competely fine.