Acrobat DC - Out of Memory Errors


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Hi,

I have a fairly powerful desktop (5950x + 64GB Ram) and it seems like if I have more than 2 Paizo PDFs (i.e. PF2 CRB PDF, and then a module) I keep getting out of memory crashes with Adobe Acrobat DC. (I have the big Adobe creative suite subscription).

Foxit / Slim PDF the text looks all blurry too, so I really would like to keep using Acrobat DC (and especially since I spend so much on the subscription for it) but if there's another free App that displays on HiDPI displays just fine, I could use those for reading these PDFs.

Any help / advice is appreciated. Thanks!


I hear tell that Sumatra PDF reader might be worth looking into. ;)

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lhx wrote:

Hi,

I have a fairly powerful desktop (5950x + 64GB Ram) and it seems like if I have more than 2 Paizo PDFs (i.e. PF2 CRB PDF, and then a module) I keep getting out of memory crashes with Adobe Acrobat DC. (I have the big Adobe creative suite subscription).

Foxit / Slim PDF the text looks all blurry too, so I really would like to keep using Acrobat DC (and especially since I spend so much on the subscription for it) but if there's another free App that displays on HiDPI displays just fine, I could use those for reading these PDFs.

Any help / advice is appreciated. Thanks!

I'm curious as to why you have blurry text issues in Foxit. It's what I use for my PDFs and I don't have any problems. 1440p 49" doublewide monitor, same CPU and RAM. Are you running a 4k panel, 5k, or what? Also, what OS version and are you using any text scaling?

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I've got 32 GB RAM at home, and can work with 6-8 Paizo PDFs in Acrobat CS 6 (with a lot of additional programs) without issue. If I leave them open for long enough (multiple days), they'll hit the out-of-memory issue and need to be reopened. I've presumed it's from a memory leak or allocation issue in Acrobat.


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If you want to get serious about having multiple book PDF's open you'll need something like Sumatra. Sumatra will leak slower but will still eventually kill performance over a period of a couple weeks.

If you're on a Tablet, I recommend Xodo.

But bad compression is a pretty serious issue. As a general issue Starfinder products seem to have really bad compression.

Book of the Dead - 60mb, 220-ish pages

Mwangi Expanse - 176mb, 300 pages

Galactic Magic - 95mb, 160 pages

Pact Worlds - 235mb, 220 pages

Waking the Worldseed and The Starstone Blockade (AP #31-32) both break the scales at a whopping 350 megabytes each.


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I am also a big fan of Sumatra Reader on PC, and the only thing I don't like about Xodo on Android is the subscription pricing model for the full features and the inability to set a fully black background without it.

But yeah, inconsistent compression and the Starfinder AP issues being weirdly huge really needs to be fixed. They eat storage on portable devices in a really unpleasant way.

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