how long is a piece of string … or, how much swap space do I need?

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Sep 27, 2017 Sep 27, 2017

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I have a book with a whopping 948Kb of .fm files and a couple of full-page .eps graphics (diagrams). It normally distills to around 1.8Mb of .pdf, but I've not been able to distill it today. I suspect that the problem is, not enough space on the network drive where the source files live. How can I get a reasonable estimate of how much space I'll need to distill this/a book? so that I can start arm-wrestling with corporate support to be allowed enough-and-a-bit.

Thanks in advance for any help. FM12, in case this makes any difference.

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Sep 27, 2017 Sep 27, 2017

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Have you tried using File > Package to collect the files to your local drive?

If that doesn't work, check out http://www.techcommtools.com/framemaker-pdf-tips-and-tricks/

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re: It normally distills to around 1.8Mb of .pdf,

The more typical problem is the size of the .tps or .ps file that's generated during the process. FM12 shouldn't care, but if you are on a 32-bit version of Windows, you might expect problems when the .tps hits the 32-bit file size limit (and I don't recall if that's 2GB or 4GB, and it could break either at the filesystem or at the APIs).

The solution on this scenario would be either to reduce the raw document content, or upgrade to Win/64.

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> The more typical problem is the size of the .tps or .ps file that's generated during the process.

That's what I was concerned about, given the diminishing amount of free space on the network drive where the source files are, so I was wondering whether there's any handy formula for estimating the likely size of the .tps for a given book.

@ Matt – thanks for mentioning File > Package, which I'd not spotted before :-}

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