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

Rolf-Werner Eilert eilert-sprachen at t-online.de
Thu Jun 4 13:24:55 UTC 2015

Am 04.06.2015 12:30, schrieb Peter Nermander:
>> 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.
> Yes, of course it is. but Scribus was not initially designed for that
> purpose. I agree that it would be nice if Scribus could do this, but the
> development resources are limited and since there are other programs (for
> example Open Office, LyX, pdfTeX etc) available and a PDF can be reduced by
> external means my personal opinion is that there are other issues that are
> more important. For example support for complex scripts and RTL languages,
> better tables, better support for cross references and automatic numbering
> and a lot of similar stuff.

Ok, that sounds reasonable. But then an external script that runs on all 
environments might be a workaround. There should be some button or 
checkbox to start this.

My impression is, the more popular Scribus becomes, the more folks will 
use it for this purpose, and for them it doesn't matter that it wasn't 
developed for this use in the first instance. So maybe some kind of 
solution should be found that serves even amateurs and people not 
working on a Linux system.

>> 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
> That option is badly named, the options should be:
> RGB file (screen/web)
> CMYK file (print)
> Grayscale file

Yep, I agree.


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