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RabeErichGrinstSehr

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HUGE File Size with Scribus 1.4.8 // Scribus for 64 bit OS X?
« on: October 04, 2019, 06:13:19 pm »
Hi there

I am using Scribus for simple editing tasks. Basically I digitally snip PDF pages together. My workflow: generate PDFs in MS Word (and other applications), add and crop them in Scribus inside image frames (typically 2 or 3 pages, containing 5 to 10 snippets, no images, mostly text and math formulas), and export everything as a PDF.

With Scribus 1.4.3 I typically get file sizes of 200 to 800 KB. Now I tried out Scribus 1.4.8 and get file sizes > 100 MB, or even > 1 GB for the files described above. I noted that the "embed PDFs" option is grayed out in the PDF export dialogue. Is this the reason for the huge file sizes?? How to get that option active again in Scribus 1.4.8? Any trick to get back to the "normal" file sizes?

If needed, I can upload a test file that reproduces the problem (114 KB on v1.4.3 and 660 MB on v1.4.8). I am working on Mac under OS X 10.12.6

Second question: Is there a Scribus version for Mac OS X 64 bit versions (namely OS X Catalina)?

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Re: HUGE File Size with Scribus 1.4.8 // Scribus for 64 bit OS X?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 12:10:18 pm »
the fact that you cannot embed the pdfs, probably explains the size increase.

and starting with 1.4.4 embedding PDFs is not supported anymore on macos:

https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=13068

you can use an older version of scribus 1.4 to create the PDFs (you can have multiple of them installed at the same time) or go for a development version (1.5).

personally, i don't have access to a mac, but currently there seems to be a bit of a mess with what work on which macos version...
and, if i recall it correctly, you need the development version, if you want scribus to run as 64 bit version on the latest macos versions.

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Re: HUGE File Size with Scribus 1.4.8 // Scribus for 64 bit OS X?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 04:47:19 pm »
Thanks for your answer. That explains it all  8)

 

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