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What is the maximum File Size?
« on: May 15, 2012, 06:26:29 pm »
Hello All,
I am new to Scribus and I am trying to make large files with svg imported data.

When I create a file size greater then 92 MB and reopen it, Scribus crashes.  I can create file sizes greater then 92 MB but as soon as I try to open it in Scribus, it crashes with a unknown error.

Is this some file size limit that Scribus can only work on small files?  The svg imports are large files that I have converted from cgm which were converted from dwg.

Any idea what is causing this?

Thanks  Richard


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Re: What is the maximum File Size?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 09:45:27 pm »
it mostly depends on the RAM at your disposal.

i'm not aware of any hard coded limit, but it's not a wonder that Scribus has a hard time maging it (when importing the SVG, scribus converts it to native shapes... so, all your work will be affected)

scribus is not optimized for such cases, yet.