[scribus] Feedback - on File Size > Reduction.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Nov 19 15:12:20 CET 2010

On Friday 19 November 2010 02:28:42 S C ribus wrote:
> > Whether it should be included in Scribus itself is another
> > matter. It
> > doesnt have to be, but for Windows users in particular,
> > running scripts
> > is pretty alien, and installing psutils etc, and amending
> > the script not
> > an easy job. So an inbuilt mean to compress PDF files may
> > be useful in
> > that context as an option ...
> I tend to agree with this view. In particular commercial DTP
> (InDesign from my own experience) can be quite clever there, its
> preset profiles and options are really efficient. I remember doing
> the same document on InDesign and Scribus and choosing similar
> export to PDF options and InDesign was achieving a much lower file
> size (sorry no specifics that I can remember, this was a long long
> while ago). Being on windoze I would also very much appreciate
> inbuilt PDF size optimization.
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Although the range of preinstalled *nix utilities is absent the 
command line is available to windoze users. I encourage everyone to 
kick off the training wheels and learn to use it, even in MSWin. But as 
I previously stated pdf compression integral with Scribus is a worthy 
John Culleton, Wexford Press
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