[scribus] Scribus feature request--produce compressed PDF output

Rolf-Werner Eilert eilert-sprachen at t-online.de
Thu Jun 4 08:55:33 UTC 2015

Am 04.06.2015 07:29, schrieb Peter Nermander:
> I am teaching Scribus to several people, most of whom use Microsoft
>> Windows. In my own experience over the years, I have found that the PDF
>> files created by Scribus are very large. I
> There are valid reason for the size.

While this is certainly all very true, there remain yet a lot of cases 
where the user does not publish for a professional offset printer but 
for use in the net etc. or at least does so in parallel.

For those cases it would be extremely useful if Scribus would offer such 
a solution out of itself. An appropriate location might be the "Output 
for" option list in the PDF making dialogue. When I choose "for 
monitor/Internet", I would actually expect Scribus to do just this: Not 
setting each glyph separately but linewise, not including whole font 
sets but excerpts or just the glyphs used, automagically reducing image 
resolutions etc. so that it produces a small RGB pdf file which can be 
published over the net - e. g. some handbook or whatever. Then I can 
choose "For printer", and I get CMYK and each glyph separately etc. for 
my offset printing service. Of course one might think about something in 
between the two with higher resolution images for the colour home 
printer machine.

The "only" thing that pops up in my mind for realizing this would be 
that there should be some interface from the canvas to the outside that 
allows for tapping the linewise text instead of glyph-wise one. But the 
coders should know better here. IMHO there is a connection already: it 
goes into the editor, doesn't it?



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