[scribus] Test PDF 993 MB

lars hennings post at larshennings.de
Thu Jun 10 08:46:14 CEST 2010

Hi, thanks for this. The wiki-site was away some time.
But I need PDF-X3 for a very good printing. And the printer only  
takes files up to 1 GB.
But 120 pages is enough.

bye lars

Lars Hennings
12045 Berlin, 0170 3806564, 030 85713790

Am 09.06.2010 um 07:21 schrieb Murray Strome:

> I have found the script at the following location to be extremely  
> useful for shrinking PDF files created by Scribus:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Web_optimised_PDF
> I think there is a problem with the Wiki at the moment, so you may  
> not be able to access this link. However, the script is called  
> "compress-newsletter.pl" and if you search for this, you will  
> probably find copies on other sites.
> I have found that this generally reduces the size of a PDF file by  
> a factor of ten or more, and I have not been able to detect any  
> visible degradation in the documents that I have printed.
> My normal work-flow (in LINUX) is to use this for every document I  
> create with Scribus (except for simple one page documents). The  
> version of the script that I have has one minor flaw: a .meta file  
> is created during the process, which is not deleted within the  
> script so I always do that manually.
> My usual work-flow is:
> compress-newsletter.pl {FILE}.pdf
> This creates a new file: {FILE}.new.pdf
> I then do the following:
> rm *.meta
>         this gets rid of the .meta file. All the other temporary  
> files created during the running of the script are deleted by it.
> rm  {FILE}.pdf
> mv {FILE}.new.pdf  {FILE}.pdf
> In the above, {FILE} is replaced by the actual name of the PDF file.
> I am sure someone who is more knowledgeable about writing scripts  
> could easily modify it so that these three steps I do manually  
> could be incorporated into the script.
> Murray
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