Thanks for the reply. It’s a MacBook Pro with 4gb of memory running 10.8.3 with the latest version of DTPO. I don’t know if it’s 32 bit or not. I am using Acrobat Professional.
I have waited overnight to see if it works. I get the failed message in the log more or less right away, however.
I do not need the files to be so big. It is a 500 plus page PDF in which each page represents a JPEG. That is, I took 500+ JPEGs and converted the a single PDF. Each JPEG was b/w 2.5-4.5mb. I would be more than happy to reconvert them and make the PDF smaller.
If there isn’t a reason to have the 500 jpg in one document, and you still have them available, the perhaps put them into folder(s) in the file system and index those folders. If the jpgs are images of text, you could experiment OCRin some of them with DTPO (or Acrobat) to see how that goes. If successful, then perhaps consider OCRing them as individual pages. That would like get you the best benefit from DTPO’s search and AI features.
If the jpgs are not available, it is a trivial matter to have Acrobat professional break down the 500 page document into individual one-page files.
Importing two 2 GB files into DTPO on a machine with 4 GB memory will probably never work.
Ahh, since text highlighting PDFs is normally easier and more interoperable than doing it with JPEGs it makes sense to pick PDF format for that purpose. Seems there are more advantages for you to use a single, paginated PDF document (even if large) than working with multiple, separate JPEG images.