[Scribus] Generating PDFs
Fri Jun 2 17:24:25 CEST 2006
Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Michael Eager wrote:
>>Erich Dollansky wrote:
>>>Michael Eager wrote:
>>>>opens slowly in Acroread. Printing from Acroread is very slow
>>>>and frequently fails to print (I think that the printer runs
>>>>out of memory).
>>>Is it a postscript printer?
> does the driver know of the memory size the printer actually has?
The Acroread print screen has a option which says "save printer memory",
so I assume that the driver does know, but I can't verify this.
It doesn't seem to make any difference.
>>>>If I turn off text compression, the size of the PDF is
>>>>much larger, about 25 times the size of the Scribus file.
>>>>Any suggestions on what causes this or how to correct
>>>Scribus generates very large PDFs to make sure that every detail is as
>>It seems extraordinarily large. It's a distinct disadvantage
>>compared to files generated by other programs. Documents which
>>take a long time to download or print are less desirable.
>>Documents which don't print are even less desirable. :-)
> You can play around with the export options to make them smaller within
> the desired quality.
> Especially 'resample images to' and the use a resolution your printer
> has helps a lot.
> There are other options like under 'Colour': 'Output Intended For' which
> have an influence on the size.
> I am able to create out of the same Scribus file PDFs from 2MB to 20MB.
> But it took a while for me to understand what setting has which impact.
I'll give this a try.
Michael Eager eager at eagercon.com
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