I have a similar problem as TL;DR, reported here:
Can’t download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?). (n.d.). Retrieved 12 May 2019, from Web Applications Stack Exchange website: Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)
My document has these features:
Pages 195 Words 30825 Characters 187142
The crucial features: many formula, images, tables, some linked to Gsheets, hyperlinks within and beyond the document.
The suggested solutions in the TL;DR discussion of using PRINT to PDF do not work for me. Reason: the hyperlinks mostly fail to be enabled as hyperlinks.
I switched from Chrome to Firefox. For about two weeks I was able to continue to add to my GDOC, then generate my pdf.
But now today, I can no longer generate the pdf from Download AS pdf or even PRINT AS pdf.
The browser seems to take a long time, then I guess it times out.
As suggested in TL;DR, I have disabled Hardware Accelearation in both Chrome and Firefox, again no help.
I am reluctantly planning to break up my file, loosing the advantages of the automatical internal links to headings, subheadings, Table of Contents etc.
I have the page published from GDOCS where it is linked on a product website. That giant html page all works very well.
See for instance:
Any other solutions or suggestions please?