Compressing the exported .pdf-file

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Is there any way to reduces the size of the exported and saved .pdf-file? When I export the final version of the magazine, A5 and typically 24 – 28 pages, the size is 150 Mb – to huge to send via e-mails and put on the net. Any advice appreciated.



I haven't seen one of the publications, but usually you have to cut down on the image size to like 72 or 96 dpi

post up a sample file if you can


Images are often not the reason behind the huge PDFs created by Scribus, if I understand right it is rather the precise placing of text that means the file contains a lot more "placing the cursor" instructions than a "less precise" PDF.

Running it through Ghostscript may be an option.


I usually send a really shrinked preview of a magazine to other collaborators using this ghostscript command from bash shell on linux:
gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=output-small.pdf input-big.pdf