Hello All I'm hoping one or more of the Acrobat gurus on the list may be able to help with this problem.
I'm saving a book as PDF using structured Frame 7.1 (using File, Save Book As...) on Windows XP. I'm creating bookmarks but not tagged PDF. The process creates a TPS file which is then distilled to PDF. My book has 5 files. Watching the TPS file size in Windows Explorer, I see it increases rapidly up to about 3 MB, then slows to a crawl. Whereas the first 3MB is created in seconds, after that it adds about 10K every 20 seconds. the TPS file gets up to about 3.4 MB before completion. Eventually the PDF is created and looks fine, and the bookmarks/links work OK. But it can take an hour to create the PDF. I tried this on three different machines with the same result. I'm doing this across a network, but I tried it on a local copy too with the same result. I've looked into this quite closely, and the problem begins with a file that contains text imported from Word (proved by adding and removing files/sections and distilling again). The slow-down occurs half-way through this file. The original Word doc does not contain any cross-references or hyperlinks, only text (no graphics either). I created the structured Frame file from this Word doc by saving as RTF, then using the open-source rtf2xml utility to create DocBook XML. Does anyone have any ideas what might cause this? I've eliminated cross-refs and hyperlinks in the original Word doc (my first suspicion). I saved as MIF and re-opened, but it made no difference. My choices at present seem to be either to live with the slow PDF generation or to re-type the document. Thanks to all. Roger Roger Shuttleworth Documentation Team Lead Activplant Corporation 140 Fullarton Street, 9th Floor London, ON N6A 5P2 Canada Tel. 519 668-7336 Fax. 519 668-3227 www.activplant.com <http://www.activplant.com/> Activplant Manufacturing Intelligence Summit <mailto:Floridamisummit at activplant.com> February 19-21, 2006 Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida Registration now open: http://www.activplant.com/summit06/ <blocked::http://www.activplant.com/summit06/> ------------------------------------------------------- The information in this email is confidential and is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. Please contact privacy at activplant.com for cases where you have received this email and were not the intended recipient. -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20051206/95f0ae10/attachment.html