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A BIG microsoft WORD problem

By abhinit90
Mar 19, 2007
  1. i have a problem opening a specific word file whose size is ~775 MB.
    on opening it the computer seems to freeze for a few minutes and then a pop-up comes up telling me that it is too big ( greater than 32 MB)and so word will not open it.

    is there a way to go round this problem or any other suggestions plz tell me.

    My pc is:-
    P4 519 2.93 Ghz.
    1 gb ram.

    Waiting for your reply
    ---Abhinit
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Are you sure it actually is a word file and not something else with a .doc extension?
     
  4. abhinit90

    abhinit90 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    i actually converted a pdf document into a word docement.

    i use OfficeXp with the latest service pack
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    fyi: PDF995 will create a Word -> PDF document using a print-driver.

    Going from PDF->Word requires other tools. suggest www.adobe.com
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Ouch! Why would you do such a silly thing like that?? If that PDF happened to be a scanned image for example then the resulting Word document would contain images of the orginal PDF pages (resulting in a huge document). If you want to edit PDF files, get the real Acrobat suite from Adobe.
     
  8. abhinit90

    abhinit90 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    i converted the pdf files to word using pdf2word v 3.0.

    as looking for a specific topic can be very slow so i tried to use word in place of it.
    it previously worked but now it is giving a problem.
    the earlier file was not the same file.

    is there any other way of using pdf i have tried adobe 8 and foxit but they were slow for a 260 mb pdf file
     
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    I'm really curious.. Why do you have such huge PDF files? Where do you get them from? Maybe you should adjust some scanner or PDF generator settings to get sane documents out of it?
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    SLOW! at 280mb you're lucky anything can process it.

    Like a previous comment, who distributes a PDF of this size ...
    the Library of Congress Card File?
     
  11. abhinit90

    abhinit90 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    it is a whole 330 page book to be precise,could you give me any solutions.

    or if tha answer to the original question isn't there then possible how to make the 260 mb file into parts of 20mb each.
    thanks
     
     
  12. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You should have scanned that book with less detail and/or used some OCR software instead. Take a look at ABBYY FineReader - a superb program.

    You can convert the PDF into smaller PDFs of X pages for example. I imagine you can do this automatically with GhostScript. Manually it would be something like printing 20 pages at a time to a PDF printer or using Acrobat to save the thing into many PDFs X pages at a time.
     
  13. abhinit90

    abhinit90 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    i actualy dont have the book but downloaded it from the internet,so i can't scan it with less detail
    any other suggestions plz.
     
  14. abhinit90

    abhinit90 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    i finally use the trial of foxit pro and i can manage.

    thanks to those who gave me their precious replies
     
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