MS Word chokes while making PDF?

Subject: MS Word chokes while making PDF?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "Techwr-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 08:43:33 -0500

David Brown <<...spent a good deal of today learning that--in Windows 98
with 64 MB of RAM--Acrobat Distiller (or someone) chokes before completing
the second phase of converting a 1775-page Word 2000 document--Word simply
stops responding and has to be "axed" by hand. As an experiment, I removed
most of the tables, which allowed the process to complete. Next, I'll
probably try comverting the table-heavy document on a machine with more

Sometimes it's very useful to print a file to PDF in small chunks, rather
than the whole file at a time (particularly if RAM or other resources are
limiting). Once you've created all these chunks, you can reassemble them in
the correct order with Exchange. Even when you can't distill all the chunks
in this manner, you can at least identify which pages or sections are
causing problems and try to troubleshoot them.

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

Hofstadter's Law: The time and effort required to complete a project are
always more than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's

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