[scribus] Speeding up Scribus

Nikita Sagl nikita at nikisa.at
Thu Apr 7 14:04:28 CEST 2011

Am 2011-04-06 17:39, schrieb John Jason Jordan:
> On Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:57:58 +0200
> Nikita Sagl<nikita at nikisa.at>  dijo:
>>> BUT
>>> Few weeks ago I buy new hardware for my desktop and switch from
>>> Pentium 4 2.4 GHz/2GB RAM/160GB HDD (SATA150) to i7 4-core 8-threads
>>> 2.2 GHz/6GB fast RAM/1TB HDD (SATA300) and notice BIG difference in
>>> speed in Scribus.
>>> My advice - prepare bootable USB stick with Ubuntu, Scribus and you
>>> documents. Go to shop and and ask if can ran laptop from your USB -
>>> just check in shop how new laptop will working for you with yours
>>> warkflow.
>> Thank you again for sharing your experiences and your knowledge.
>> Personally I will still wait with updating my hardware, because the
>> delays just happen when im sticking together big files.
>> Its just that for the future I would like to know what increases speed
>> best.
> I have experienced the same problem with long documents, and most
> Scribus users will agree that Scribus needs work on speed with complex
> files. However, my understanding is that increasing the speed will take
> a lot of work and may not happen in the near future.
I am looking forward to it. but at the moment i am just very thankful 
for all the supporters and programers that made Scribus what it is. A 
great dpt!


> In the meantime I use tricks to get around the problem. The easiest
> solution is to break the work up into multiple files, e.g., make each
> chapter of a book a separate file. At the end you can export all as
> PDFs and then combine them with PDF tools.
> Sometimes I have no choice but to keep everything in one large file. In
> that case I open a second document of just a couple of pages to use as a
> working document. I import all the styles from the main document, and
> then in the main document I copy the item(s) I want to work on to the
> Scrapbook. In the secondary document I place the item(s) from the
> Scrapbook, finish the work on them, then reverse the process to put
> the altered versions back in the main document.
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