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

Johannes Graumann johannes_graumann
Wed May 17 02:23:53 CEST 2006

Gregory Pittman wrote:

> Johannes Graumann wrote:
>> 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.
> Not sure what you mean by "overwhelmed."  When I start to get
> overwhelmed with making a presentation, I find that the overall progress
> is slowing down because I am focusing more on finer and finer detail and
> not on the overall project.
I used 'underwhelmed' - meaning I'm not happy with the crispness of the

> You may be using higher resolution than necessary -- you sound like
> you're creating high definition artwork that cannot be shown at such a
> high resolution for the presentation anyway.
That may be true, but I don't succeed getting results I like when
projected - so resolution-wise I'm not where I want to be.

> When I've done these picture buildup things, I have found that careful
> planning takes advantage of copying as much as possible, whether that's
> in Inkscape or Scribus or both. That way you're only incrementally
> adding a small amount each time. 
Who told you that's not what I'm doing? In fact that's exactly how I'm
proceeding: import the SVG, copy it to the number of slides I want the
build-up to consist of and then go back slide by slide deleting the
elements associated with the next 'step'.
My problem is, that by dealing with such things as graphs in coordinate
systems (think axes, axis-labels, label-dashes, impulse plots with
annotation of prominent peaks) and technical drawings, the scribus
document - while eventually being able to yield a pleasing result - is
extremely tedious to work with.

> Also, making side copies to save more 
> elemental stages of the work to be able to track back to can help and
> takes no time at all.
My answer to this is "subversion".


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