[scribus] Reducing PDF file size

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Jan 23 15:45:29 CET 2010

On Saturday 23 January 2010 07:03:11 Ian Whitfield wrote:
> Hi Peter
> I have just started using Scribus and love it!!! Have put out my first
> publication using this this January and am rather pleased with what I
> have done, but still learning!! For the past 5 years I was just using OO
> Writer.
> My one complaint is the size of the PDF file - 5.5Mb in my case for a 25
> page publication.
> I just joined the List and found your discussion with Greg on this
> subject. I had found and tried the command line method to convert to PS
> and then back to PDF. The PS file came in at 20Mb but the new PDF file
> is 136Mb and takes about a minute to open each page. Reading your advise
> I tried Acroread but no difference.
> So I tried your 'full' method - open original in Acroread and print to
> file. That works but when I run the conversion command it takes a while
> to exit and gives me just ONE blank page!!!!!
> Any thoughts on this.... all I need is to reduce the file size by about
> half - otherwise the graphics suffer!!
> Your help would be appreciated.
> Ian
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John Culleton
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