On 18 May 2009 at 17:03, Madeleine r Dimond wrote: > I received a complaint from a writer who said that FrameMaker 9 took up so > much processing power that she could not make a pdf of her 700-page book, > even though she could do so in FrameMaker 8. We're using Windows XP SP2, > and she has 3.25 GB of RAM.
Madeleine, With the same 'processing power' at my workstation I observe the following: - IMHO the effect is idependent of FM8 or FM9 - the intermediate file (tps) of my 400 pages FM handout is about 250MB due to many screen shots and imbedded PDFs - the final PDF is about 5.5 MB - processing time and intermed. file size heavily depend on number of images, their resolution etc. Scaled down images in the FM document must be processed! - 'Save as PDF' creates the intermediate files in the same directories as the FM file is. If that is a network drive, significant time consumption must be envisioned! Even an USB disk might hamper your expectations. Klaus Daube ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Docu + Design Daube; Sch?racher 11; CH-8053 Z?rich Technical documentation & consultancy; On-line and paper F: +41-44-422 86 25 E: ddd at daube.ch W: www.daube.ch