[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 91, Issue 30

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Nov 7 18:02:42 UTC 2015

On 11/07/2015 11:11 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Oct 2015 08:16:35 -0700
> Johannes Deutch <zelbstzz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For Windows, the following thread, "How to
>> convert PDF File into smaller size" will give
>> you a couple of leads:
>> http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/home-office-and-productivity/2442-how-to-convert-pdf-file-into-smaller-size.html#post16978
>> Dan
>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 5:50 AM, Murray Strome
>> <wmstrome at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> Re:  Pdf file size    Original Message from
>>> John Beardmore I seem to recall somebody
>>> saying that you could run Scribus .pdf files
>>> through some tool or other, which made them a
>>> lot smaller without noticeable loss of
>>> quality. Can anybody remember which tool this
>>> is ?  I have access to Linux boxes too if
>>> needs be.
> For book covers, posters etc., if all text is
> converted to outlines it may reduce the file size.
> I did a simple "Hello world" in a text frame.
> I exported it as a pdf X/1-a file.
> The pdf file was 268929 bytes.
> Then I converted the string to outlines.
> The pdf file was 158230 bytes. 
> Multiple fonts would exaggerate the difference
> and lots of text in one font would go the other
> way.
> Food for thought?
It's an option, but in some cases may increase file size.
Also, you end up with a PDF that is not text-searchable, and that you
cannot export the text only.


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