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8 Lisboa.

I have a very large mapper. Formatted to A1 size with a large area and constraints laid across it.

Everytime i try to write to pdf it crashes. It is just due to the size of the file. I dont really want reducing the file quality anymore so is there any other options.

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Which operating system are you using? Do you happen to use old labeling with buffers? More details please. – underdark Aug 28 '12 at 12:10
Agree, more info are needed. There is a known issue surfacing especially with win32 operating systems, but as far as I remember in qgis master there should be a fix for such OSes. – Giovanni Manghi Aug 28 '12 at 21:54
have you opened a bug report for it? – nickves Apr 11 '13 at 11:01
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It turned out that it is just the processing speed of the computer and i need a better computer to publish such large scale maps.

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