[scribus] Too few scanlines

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Jul 1 14:08:30 UTC 2012

On 07/01/2012 09:05 AM, Jean Ghali wrote:
>> I am in a TERRIBLE situation. I am finishing my book in Scribus, wanted
>> today to send to print, but now I cant insert any image because of error
>> Too few scanlines
>> I extended RAM do 4GB, but didnt help. Please, please help me urgently
> Hi,
> With file containing lots of images, this error is usually caused by computer running out
> of memory. On Windows, Scribus is a 32 bit application, so it won't use more than 2Gb of
> memory.
> When working with such file it is (more than) recommended to split the document in several
> files. To split an existing document, just move it temporarily to another folder so as to
> load it without the image. Then split document using Page > Delete. Finally move the new
> documents back to the original doc folder.
An alternative might be to begin a new empty document, then Page >
Import for a subset of the original, then save, repeat for other parts
of the original. If there is any trickiness to this, it might be making
sure you have all the styles from the original, and various settings are
the same.

After you make these smaller PDF pieces, then you reassemble them
outside of Scribus with something like pdftk (available for Windows).

With either method, there may need to be adjustments if you have
automatically numbered pages, so you will need to make sure numbering
starts correctly for each part.


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