I am using Publisher 2013 on Windows 8 to create a 70 page document full of hi res images. The total file size is 524,757 KB. I have done 6 or 7 of these in the past but never quite this large nor had this many problems.
When creating this file there was not problems. I was dragging and dropping images to pages, resizing them and adding text. I had about 10-12 more pages in my draft and started trimming down to a reasonable size. I saved on a regular basis.
When I open the file now it will show a large Red X in the place of an image. If I close and reopen the file it may have a different image with the Red X.
When I open the file and Task Manager at the same time I see that Publisher will use upwards of 1,700 MB of memory by the time it opens. At that point it may not allow me to
I am not able to Export, Save As or Create a PDF without the Red X and many times it will not create a PDF at all either saying the machine is low on memory (tried on 2 different machines, 1 with 10 GB of Ram and another with 32 GB) or it will just give a message saying “Publisher cannot save the” or even just not seeming to react at all and almost locking up the file. If I reboot the machine, open the publisher file and try to create the PDF it may create the file, but even that PDF will have Red X in places.
When I do open the file it tells me there are fonts that it will need to load. When I try opening with Publisher 2010 to 2003 it may also say there are macros that may need to be disabled.
I tried breaking my document into 2 files, each between 250-280 MB in hopes that I can publish and somehow join the files once they are PDF. No luck.
I have tried going to View> Graphics Manager and see that all the images are embedded. The files are on a local folder on my hard drive (but it is a linked SkyDrive folder, perhaps that is an issie?) It is strange that the image seems to randomly change which gets a Red X