Only 1,000? We just removed 862,000 repeating lines of xml. Our form grew to 324 meg in size. Sigh.
Yes the latest service Pack has the fix in it. You will have to open the file and save it from the patched designer to get the fix to apply to your specific docs. I have posted the style sheet but most programs that can apply style sheets cannot handle the size of these docs. So I use a local istance of java and created a batch file tha will load the file in a dom then apply the style sheet. I use a public domain dom program called saxon8.jar. I do not have the rights to distribute it so simply do a search in the web and you should find it fine. I then use this batch file to apply to style sheet to the bulked form design file. Note that it must be saved as an XDP (xml format) for this to work. Here is the batch file:
java -Xmx1024m -jar saxon8.jar "incoming file name.xdp" PI.xsl > "outgoing file name_cleaned.xdp"
The -Xmx1024m parameter tells Java to increase its default heap size otherwise you will get out of memory errors.
Can this bug lead to varying pdf file sizes? As I mentioned in the initial message, I've seen the same pdf file grow from about 500kb to 6MB over time. After server restart the generated pdf was back to 500 kb.
Typically the size of the PDF does not grow very much (remember that it is a repeating line thousands of times). The compresion in the PDF reduces the multiple lines to a single string so the size does not get impacted very much.
Sounds like you may have a different issue. Can you post one of those large PDFs and we can see what is it it. If you do not want to post it in this public forum send it to email@example.com.
I've installed the 8.2.1 SP2 update and still encounter this bug. Any ideas as to why it's still happening?
Have you removed the lines manually or by a tool, I'm not sure the update will actually remove the already existing lines for you, but not sure about that.
The .xdp file I'm working on was created after I installed the update, so the extra lines were added even though the service pack had been applied.
And I was able to remove the extra lines using Notepad, but for obvious reasons, would like for this not to happen.
Well, that does not sound good. We have not upgraded yet, but are considering service pack 3, maybe there is more luck with that one...
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Hey Paul, we are getting hit by this "LC huge file size" issue left and right. Will installing the fix pack resolve currently affected files?
Also, can you put the Style Sheet in this thread as an attachment? And provide instructions on what to do? I've not yet used style sheets with LC.
Hey Paul, I'm trying an interim fix for our huge form file size issue...
So I am noticing 862,000 lines of repeating xml in the xml view of the designer form:
<? template Designer StyleID aped3?>
So I went in manually in the xml tab and removed all but ONE of those lines.
Is that ok? Should we leave just one of those xml lines in there or should we delete it entirely?