[pdftex] PDF generated from pdflatex causes acroread to grow without bounds?

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Aug 4 11:00:06 CEST 2001

pdftex at oddhack.engr.sgi.com writes:
 >     My problem is that acroread's memory footprint grows by 1-3 MB with
 > each page of text displayed from this document. Pages with embedded PDF
 > figures cause growth by more like 5 MB/page, although the PDF figures
 > themselves are tiny (~30K, primarily vector diagrams converted from
 > EPS). Revisiting previously displayed pages appears to cause significant
 > (perhaps lesser) further growth. After browsing through the document for
 > a while, acroread runs out of swap and crashes hard.

that sounds like a problem with your Acroread. do
you observe *different* behaviour with PDF from other sources? I dont
recall similar reports

 > 	pdfTeX Version 3.14159-13d, distributed with

you definitely should upgrade. the latest is an unofficial pre 1.0
release,  available in TeX Live. among other things, it has the latest
patches for sharing objects internally, which makes for smaller
PDF. but I doubt thats your problem.


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