Problem: Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC crashes or displays the error "This PDF cannot be viewed in Acrobat or Reader, and the application will now exit.”
Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC crashes on macOS, or displays the above error dialog when you perform any of the tasks below in a PDF file:
- Play MP4 content
- Render a 3D model
- Add a .U3D file
- Scroll a PDF created by InDesign
When the virtual memory limit of Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC crosses the internal threshold, Acrobat displays the error and exits.
Do the following:
a.) Download the com.adobe.acrobat.featurestate.plist.zip file below - click the Get file button.
b.) Extract the file, and copy the extracted file to the following folder - /Library/Application Support/Adobe/(product name)/(version)/Preferences.
The com.adobe.acrobat.featurestate.plist file has the following entry:
- Key: kEnableHigherVirtualSizeLimit
- Type: Boolean
- Default Value: 1
When kEnableHigherVirtualSizeLimit = 0; the default internal threshold is used.
When kEnableHigherVirtualSizeLimit = 1; the increased internal threshold is used.
In either case, when you exceed the internal threshold limit, Acrobat displays the error and exits.