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PDF generation speedup and limits

I would like to speed up the PDF generation for a very large HTML (~20 megabytes raw HTML) that will print into a multiple hundred, maybe even small thousand pages PDF. It's clogging my CPU with 100% since 25 minutes and hasn't generated the PDF yet.

What are the limits to PDF generation in terms of size? How can I increase the speed?

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Hey, couple of questions

Are you in control of what is in the HTML? Does the HTML include references to images?

Does it need to be a single html page and/or PDF?

Can you selectively show an individual page or range of pages? In that case render to PDF in small batches, run across multiple cores, and later "collate" the PDFs into a single one if needed.

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I'm sorry, but I can't provide the specific details you're looking for about PDF generation size limits or speed improvements in @playwright/test. The information isn't available in the context provided.

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