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Beginner Talk / Lots of Render Frames
« Last post by jowo on May 21, 2021, 01:17:45 pm »
Hey there people!

I'm wondering if you have any suggestions on dealing with LOTS of render frames in a document.  The problem I'm having is that they all want to render at the same time when I first open Scribus, which bogs down my computer to the point of freezing while I wait for them to render.  Is there anyway to keep them from rendering every time I start up Scribus?

Thanks in advance!

Joe
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PDF Generation / Re: 32 page leaflet - 875 MB pdf output
« Last post by AdmFubar on May 20, 2021, 11:46:44 pm »
I have not understood if the "merge" is done on the SLA or the PDF, if it is done on the PDF, my qualified quess is that the tool used just combines the PDF. That would mean every embedded font becomes duplicated several times.

A "smart" tool would recognize duplicates of the same font and only embed it once.
Duplicate fonts could be the issue.. If the fonts are utf they could be substantial in size to start with. Getting duplicated would bloat the file size quickly.
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PDF Generation / Re: 32 page leaflet - 875 MB pdf output
« Last post by Nermander on May 20, 2021, 09:29:13 pm »
I have not understood if the "merge" is done on the SLA or the PDF, if it is done on the PDF, my qualified quess is that the tool used just combines the PDF. That would mean every embedded font becomes duplicated several times.

A "smart" tool would recognize duplicates of the same font and only embed it once.
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PDF Generation / Re: 32 page leaflet - 875 MB pdf output
« Last post by RobSay on May 20, 2021, 08:29:31 pm »
No special settings .. I'm not even using 'Save in compressed format'

Document setup is: A4 facing pages, dimensions in mm - guides and margins defined by ~10 master pages
Styling is done with approximately 30 custom paragraph, character & line styles - I minimise use of directly applied formatting (although there is some).

Total word count is probably >50,000,  ~1200 eps images + 50 non-eps  - all linked - none embedded.

File comes in at 7.52 MB
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hi mister

direct printing from an .sla file doesn't always work well. i wouldn't be surprised if transparencies (like drop shadows) don't show.
i always export it to .pdf first.

btw.: what are your printing settings? (postscript level 1, 2, 3 or .pdf)

utnik
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PDF Generation / Re: 32 page leaflet - 875 MB pdf output
« Last post by Mister on May 20, 2021, 07:46:49 am »
RobSay,

What settings do you have such that your document is less than 10 megs?
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I'm having an issue with Scribus 1.5.6.1 and "drop shadows" enabled on images. They show up fine in the preview mode, and they even export to PDF just fine, but I'd like to be able to print them right from scribus for individual test page prints, and they don't seem to want to print.

Is there something I'm missing or is this a known problem in 1.5.6.1?
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Beginner Talk / Default styles in F3 and F4 palettes
« Last post by Spilly on May 19, 2021, 07:05:43 pm »
I'm using v1.5.6.1 on a 64 bit Windows platform

Is there any significance in the F3 Text properties pallet in the two Style drop down options?

I see both Default Character Style  and    Default Paragraph Style with and without enclosing brackets [   ] in the two palette Style dropdowns

Do the [ ] brackets have any significance?


Then also in the F4 Style editor  I see several Default Paragraph Style entries in the list.
Does it matter which dropdown entry I choose to edit the default style?
How did I get so many choices in the first place?
I do frequently import individual pages from other SLAs
but I don't see how that should affect the destination SLA defaults

Or is this odd presentation because I'm using v1.5 ?

Spilly
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Text flowing around images
« Last post by RobSay on May 18, 2021, 05:38:27 pm »
I'm not quite sure of the manual process you are describing - but editing the shape directly is something I've avoided.

To add a visual separation between text flowing around an embedded frame (image or anything else) I have used two approaches:
  • Create an empty frame that is slightly larger than the embedded frame, align centre, group the two objects, setting the flow on the group (uggh)
  • Add a border to the image frame, set the colour to white .. or whatever works with your background, limited width but really easy and amenable to scripting!

#1 is a hack but can do anything .. and can just about be scripted if you need it to be repeatable / automated
#2 is the easiest both in user terms and scripting - but is limited to same width on all sides and also limited in width. Add your image, select the frame and run this (update the name to match your frame):
Code: [Select]
# text flow mode 2 is bounding box
setTextFlowMode("nameOfFrame", 2)
# add a line to your frame (shape, image text .. whatever)
# "White" needs to be in your colour palette
setLineWidth(6, "nameOfFrame")
setLineColor("White", "nameOfFrame")

cheers

Rob
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to the remove marges when printing ?.
« Last post by Nermander on May 18, 2021, 05:36:07 pm »
Don't print from Scribus.

Export to PDF and print from PDF viewer.
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