[Scribus] PDF file size

Rainer Heilke rheilke
Fri Dec 17 01:36:25 CET 2004

Try the "Subset" option in the PDF output window. I've had similar 
problems, and this option fixed them when dropping resolutions didn't.

Rainer Heilke

Paraplegic Racehorse wrote:

> Scribus 1.2, SuSE 9.1 Pro
> I am in the process of creating some PDF documents of several series 
> of disparate, but themed, graphics files. I am unable to achieve 
> anything resembling reasonable PDF output file size, however. In one 
> case, I have somewhat less than one page of text (two fonts, embedded) 
> and approximately 12 pages of assorted graphics files. Within my 
> filesystem, the combined size of all the graphics is about four MB of 
> [mostly] reduced-color-palatte GIF files. The output PDF, however, is 
> nearly 20MB! (8.0 x 10.5 pages, 300dpi, reduce images to 300dpi, embed 
> two fonts, Acrobat 5.0, generate thumbs, include bookmarks, format for 
> printer)
> The only thing that immediately comes to mind, concerning how to 
> reduce file size is to reduce the resolution, which I am loathe to do. 
> Can anyone toss me some pointers?
> Incidentally, the first four of the PDFs are available at 
> http://homepage.mac.com/charlesreynolds/werldwerks/models/index.html

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