[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 91, Issue 30
John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Nov 9 21:06:46 UTC 2015
On Sat, 7 Nov 2015 13:02:42 -0500
Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
> 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.
Correct. However for covers or posters where the
file is one page, several fonts may be used and
searching is not an issue outlining may be a
valid approach. Not every font needs to be
outlined, only the display fonts on the front
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