[scribus] Making PDF smaller

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 6 22:57:04 CEST 2010

On 09/06/2010 04:04 PM, Rudolf Vavruch wrote:
> Submitted on 09/06/2010
> Submitted by anonymous user: []
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> Name: Rudolf Vavruch
> Email Address: vavruch at gmail.com
> Subject: Making PDF smaller
> Message:
> Hi, I'm sending this from the contact form on scribus.net.
> My friends and I are making an online magazine, you can view the first
> issue here: exhibitmag.co.za. The second issue is complete but for one
> problem - as a PDF it's too big. I've tried various methods of exporting
> it but nothing gets it looking good unless it is around 400MB. My friend
> took this PDF opened it in Illustrator and when closing it, it asked him
> if he wanted to remove superfluous data (or something similar),
> bookmarks and other things. It then compressed the file down to 40MB!
> But I've noticed one problem, occasionally some of the text is messed up.
> Is there anyway I can compress the generated PDF without dropping image
> resolution and keeping all the text as is?
> I am using ScribusNG 1.3.5 - that comes with Linux Mint 8 Helena.

Hi Rudolf,

Try these:


What these involve is conversion to PS then back to PDF.


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