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#1
Installation and Setup / Re: Scribus 1.6.1 high CPU and...
Last post by Lemuria - Today at 06:21:12 PM
Update: A few days ago I got an SSD and the problem dissipated entirely. I guess it fixed itself right there and then.
#2
MacOS / Re: Preferences gray out for 1...
Last post by reckoz - Today at 11:17:46 AM
Just realize that images can be attached ...

Here is the screenshot. The red box indicates the unclickable preferences. I hope the item can be told from the shortcut denotation on the side despite the Chinese interface.
#3
MacOS / Re: Preferences gray out for 1...
Last post by reckoz - Today at 05:00:03 AM
I'm sorry for not making it clear. For the 'preferences button' I referred to where one can change the settings of icons, shortcuts, interfaces, etc. ... I am using the Chinese version, and I supposed 'preferences' is the word in English. It is not a button but an item in the 'Scribus' menu on the top bar in Mac OS. The keyboard shortcut to open the preference window is COMMAND+,
However, neither way works. I will try to find a host to upload a screenshot.

#4
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by AdmFubar - Today at 04:10:45 AM
Quote from: kiwi_steve on Today at 02:11:00 AMI might try making some large images and then making a new 'book' for them, and try to replicate the problem outside of this project.  I'll also try Scribus 1.6 (which I can't use for this one because I started in 1.5.8, and if I try to open it in 1.6 it crashes every time.  I might try a build of 1.7 maybe...
something is broken in that file, it should load into 1.6 without a hitch.
have you tried a print preview in scribus?
#5
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by kiwi_steve - Today at 02:11:00 AM
As I said, I tried this on my dev PC (i5 gen 10, 16Gb RAM, 650W PSU etc... grunty enough) and on my work laptop (Ryzen 7 6800, 16Gb RAM)... both with identical results.  I don't think it's a hardware issue.

I've broken the file up, and it's fine, as long as the resultant PDF is below 4Gb.  Something about crossing that threshold is causing an issue.

I might try making some large images and then making a new 'book' for them, and try to replicate the problem outside of this project.  I'll also try Scribus 1.6 (which I can't use for this one because I started in 1.5.8, and if I try to open it in 1.6 it crashes every time.  I might try a build of 1.7 maybe...

For now though, fortunately, the printers were able to assemble the book from the smaller files I sent through, and they are printing it right now... so I should get to see 4 years of work in print in the next few days, which is pretty exciting.

And on that note, I want to be clear that I am definitely not complaining about Scribus - I love it... it's been great for this work, even with its quirks (I am not a fan of the spell checking, and hyphenation never worked properly).  I would love to know what is causing this problem, but it is definitely not a deal-breaker for me... I am using it to write volume 2 of the book I've just finished.

Cheers, Steve
#6
General Discussion / Re: Scribus user interface lac...
Last post by MrB - June 11, 2024, 09:42:21 PM
Have a look at Scribus 1.7
#7
MacOS / Re: Preferences gray out for 1...
Last post by MrB - June 11, 2024, 09:41:45 PM
Hi.. What Preferences button are you referring to? We don't have Preferences on the Scribus toolbar so I am not sure what you mean?
#8
MacOS / Preferences gray out for 1.6.1...
Last post by reckoz - June 11, 2024, 11:51:14 AM
I haven't used Scribus on Mac for quite a while. I updated to Scribus 1.6.1, and the preferences button grayed out (unclickable).

I deleted the ~/Library/Preferences/Scribus and let the program create the files once again. Same. The System Preferences-Security is checked. No warning. So the program should have no problem on disk i/o. Does anyone have ideas of the causes?

For the time being, I downgraded back to 1.5.8, which is the last working version for me. The Preferences button comes back and functions normally.
#9
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 11, 2024, 04:55:10 AM
next .. what are your machine specs? desktop, laptop? beefy enough power supply?
May need to break up the book into chapters. and check for this issue.
#10
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by kiwi_steve - June 11, 2024, 03:42:48 AM
Yep, I saw where you were going with that... and TBH I wasn't 100% sure which I was using until I checked... I normally go with the 64-bit option when it's available though.

I'll try the RAM test out of interest, but I've compiled the PDF on my home development PC, and my work laptop with exactly the same results. 

Re: the images - there are nearly 900 of them, so I don't even know where to start with that.

But if I split the file into 3 smaller PDFs (with no compression / DPI limits) less than 4Gb each, then each opens fine... so it seems to be something to do with the creation of a PDF crossing that 4Gb boundary rather than something inside the file itself (unless it's a combination of the two).

It's a very interesting problem... I may need to file a bug report.

Cheers, Steve