[pdftex] TeX capacity exceeded: [number of destination names=20000]

alou at mazars.es alou at mazars.es
Tue Apr 24 20:46:12 CEST 2001


While typesetting a big document with pdftex (Version
3.14159-14f-released-20000525, MiKTeX 2.0 beta 6)
and hyperref (2000/07/02 v6.70m) I got the following fatal error:

> ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [number of destination names=20000].
> <to be read again>
>                   \endgroup
> l.28917 \begin{religion-verse}
> If you really absolutely need more capacity,
> you can ask a wizard to enlarge me.
> !  ==> Fatal error occurred, the output PDF file not finished!

The document is the Old Testament in Jon Bosak's XML version, which I
converted to a 4MB LaTeX file using a XSL. If I typeset the same LaTeX file

with standard TeX (and hyperref) there is no problem.

I had never seen this error before, and I assume that upgrading the
software is a good idea. But what does it mean? Is there some kind of
limitation in the
number of bookmarks pdftex can handle (I'm generating a bookmark for every
verse in the Old Testament)? I typesetted the New Testament using the same
process with no problem...

alou at mazars.es

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