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Mar
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comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
No, because I can't answer my question and provide a solution yet. :)
Mar
29
comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
BTW I don't think Stack Exchange is based on writing a summary of all the information the OP has shared as an answer...
Mar
29
comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
For example, as a possible workaround, one can write a Google Apps Script, which collects all the information and creates another document in Google Drive in a custom format. I started to write one which exports the document in Markdown format, but it still contains some errors. I'll share later what I have so far, maybe someone will be able to help me write a useful script to solve the problem.
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comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
I would like to know some information about the whys or possible convenient, really working and efficient workarounds - splitting the document into 3 isn't convenient; exporting to any other format still isn't a solution, because equations get messed up in some formats, so simply converting those to PDF doesn't work either. If someone would like to find a summary, there is my question, which is already very verbose and contains all the known information so far. I think it unfortunately contains more useful information than your answer. :) (Did you just want to collect some more points? :) )
Mar
28
comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
To be honest, you basically just summarized what I already wrote down and what I (!) experienced, and added two not-too-useful links, so I can't find any helpful information added. Sorry, but I can't accept this as an answer.
Mar
24
comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
@Rubén: this is a relatively big document, so printing all the chapters one by one to a file would be a very inconvenient and long process. (As I mentioned in the original post, if I split the document to at least 3 parts, I CAN download it as a PDF, but it's not a real solution.) I also have mentioned that the browser does not matter at all: this is obviously a SERVER issue (on Google's side, not on the client side).
Mar
24
comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
@Rubén: I just tried that, if I click Print > Print from my computer OR Save to Google Drive, it leads to the same result and a HTTP 500 error code: "Google Docs encountered an error. Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes." I checked the web developer console, and I saw a "Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 ()" error message there. So the exact same problem occurs when trying to directly print the document. Here's a screenshot of this error message: i.imgur.com/kcWbwcO.png
Mar
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Mar
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comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
@Rubén: yes, I think you are right, although the execution time is also very long e.g. in case of exporting the document to an RTF file. This produces a huge document, but it does the job at least. I mainly need the functionality to produce a PDF document to get a complete document which does not have its equations messed up and is in a portable format.
Mar
22
comment Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
@Rubén: thank you for letting me know this! I just downloaded the mentioned document in .epub format without a problem, BUT when trying to download the same large document in PDF format, it still leads to an 500 HTTP code error after a long loading time. So it seems like PDF format is the only one which has some sort of restrictions or exporting problems with such a large document. I still don't understand why. I'll try to create a similar document and share it with all of you to be able to show the phenomenon (I wouldn't like to share the original document).
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Jun
20
comment A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs
+1, this is THE solution, I think this should be the accepted answer (because the question was how to do it with a keyboard shortcut; not with using user scripts or extensions). By the way, here is a complete list of "Keyboard shortcuts for Google documents": support.google.com/drive/answer/179738?hl=en
Feb
17
comment Google copy link location annoyance?
@JW01: OK, I upvoted it. ;)