Re: [xep-support] Splitting of large document

From: Brian J. Butler <>
Date: Fri Jun 03 2005 - 03:36:18 PDT

I have also been working on a very large document (88MB FO file, 2200
pages of technical text and drawings). I can offer the following three

1. Make sure your Java -Xmx size is as large as possible. With Windows
this will be approximately -Xmx1600Mb.
2. Use the XEP flag to turn off PDF compression (in xep.xml or command
line). This will result in a very large PDF, but you can compress it
after rendering by opening it in Adobe Acrobat and then saving.
3. Switch to a 64-bit Solaris platform (Opteron processors). We
benchmarked one of these machines and found that we can -Xmx almost
unlimited memory. The speed is also very fast.


Jost Klopfstein wrote:

> Hi,
> I ran into memory problems while rendering a large book with TOC,
> indexes and references between sections.
> I first thought I could just render section by section into XEP
> intermediate format and then assemble the pieces with some custom code
> into a large PDF using the PDF output generator.
> However I will loose the TOC, indexes and the references between sections.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Jost
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Jost Klopfstein
> Axos Technologies Inc.
> OnDemand & Transactional Document Solutions, powered by XML
> IT Consulting
> 604 628-2248 Phone
> 604-324-2380 Fax
> jost (at)

Brian J. Butler
BJB Software, Inc.
76 Bayberry Lane
Holliston, MA 01746
Phone:  508-429-1441
Fax:    419-710-1867
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