[scribus] To Outline Or Not To Outline?

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jul 28 12:28:42 UTC 2011

On Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:55:19 am Mike Sleger wrote:
> I've completed my first Scribus document on OS X and 
went to save it as PDF
> but none of the fonts will embed.  .  If that's the 
case, then why ever embed
> fonts?  I'm curious what a professional printing service 
(and experienced
> Scribus users) prefers when it comes to fonts and PDF 
output.  All
> comments are welcome, and I'll take everything into 
consideration when
> doing the final export.  Thanks. ___
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As usual, it all depends. A brief document with outlines 
instead of fonts will be fine. But a book length document 
with lots of text, all of it outlined, would be huge. The 
detailed description of the letter "o" for example will 
take up more space than the pointer to that letter in a 
font file. If the text is outlined that description will 
be repeated over and over again. So the answer is 
different depending on the amount of text involved.

I will conduct a brief experiment to indicate the 
magnitude of the difference. 

John Culleton

"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
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