From: Winfield Hill
Subject: Re: Acrobat easily handles giant files, was Re: J. Millman, C. C. Halkias. Integrated Electronics
Date: 3 Oct 2002 05:18:04 -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.
OK, and for my next act... With the 2677-page Analog IC book still
open, I'll open the 1422-page Power MOSFET book. OK, opens fine,
still fast, etc. Now the 1449-page 18.9MB RF & IF device databook.
No problem. That's 5574 pages, including the original datasheets.
Whew! Guess I'll take a breather and walk the dog.