Claudia vs. The PDF of Doom: An Epic battle


Holy freaking Adobe goblins, I just spent nine hours trying to create a single PDF out of 34 textbook chapters.

NINE HOURS.

That’s FIVE HUNDRED AND FORTY MINUTES.

PDFs DO NOT WORK THAT WAY.

Yes, I admit the final document was going to be huge; 34 chapters do not lend themselves to a dinky complete textbook. But still…Adobe Pro (usually) makes it easy to merge a bunch of PDFs into one 743-page-long conglomeration, especially when said PDFs are 34 pre-tagged, page-numbered, ready-to-be-bookmarked chapters. It should not have taken me an average of 44 seconds per page here, people.

Haha, sorry. I seriously did just spend nine hours on something that should have taken me at most an hour, maybe an hour and a half. Needed to vent.

Plus there’s nothing of interest going on today. As usual.

Ooh, but I am gathering data for the big blog analyses that are coming for next Tuesday. Be prepared!

3 responses

  1. We all have those technology fights back days.

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  2. I visited the Book of Kells in the Trinity College Library in Dublin. On behalf of all the monks, pfft to your 44 seconds per page!

    (insert curmudgeonly grumble about “first world problems”)

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    1. Hahaha. If the monks had had Adobe, they would have beaten my 44 seconds! Also, they weren’t doing a marketing textbook so they were probably able to maintain their desires to live. :)

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