[Scribus] Dilemma: Scribus performance with Vector Graphics in Presentation

Johannes Graumann johannes_graumann
Wed May 17 01:26:08 CEST 2006


Naive fishing for ideas:
- I'm working on a scientific presentation in scribus
- Graphics are being done in Inkscape and therefore nicely available in SVG
for direct import.
- (Necessary) obsession with detail leads to SVGs with high element content
(imagine coordinate systems plotted with R to EPS and imported into/
manipulated by inkscape and alike things).
- Tricks like slide by slide picture buildup expand that problem even
further (slide 1: part a of a figure, slide 2: parts a and b, ...).

This makes the complete document very difficult to handle (slow
loading/manipulation) even on a machine with 2gig of ram and dual
processor. I have retreated to png export from inkscape (300 dpi), but am
underwhelmed with the result after inclusion into my scribus document and
export to pdf.

Any advice on how others deal with similar issues is highly welcome.

Thanks, Joh

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