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#21
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 12, 2024, 04:10:45 AM
Quote from: kiwi_steve on June 12, 2024, 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?
#22
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by kiwi_steve - June 12, 2024, 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
#23
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
#24
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?
#25
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.
#26
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.
#27
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
#28
General Discussion / Scribus user interface lack be...
Last post by podeyo4755 - June 10, 2024, 12:09:01 PM
my workplace-
~100k+ circulation newspaper agency (very new: 2022 founded)
We publish a small ~30 to 40 page magazine on sunday along with it
I work with 1 other co-worker(also my friend) on that magazine(we only work on designing not on content)

This year, I even managed my current workplace default dtp to switch from indesign to scribus cause me and that my co-worker friend have good experience as we have (worked on/published) 10+ big form magazines/books.
Working in scribus, only thing working on feel very unintuitive is its user interface which looks like 2000s. even, many editors and managers usually come to our desk and we show them progress and all, we regularly gets poked about its user interface, how everything looks/feel.
I looked at AFFINITY Publisher, and it made me very furious that we are lacking behind in that aspect, i am a very open source attached guy so shifting i am delaying as on paper it works for me.
i am currently working on 1.6.1 and my question here is, is there a version for which scribus roadmap has set to overhaul its user interface. havent look at 1.7.
please reply and also if you are scribus developer, would love your view. Ty for Scribus
#29
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 10, 2024, 03:56:51 AM
thought if you were using a 32 bit version there might be an odd bug with 4gb files.

Next is to check the images. make sure they are error free.
I'd also run a test on your system's ram, memtest86+ will give it a thorough exercising.
#30
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by kiwi_steve - June 10, 2024, 01:17:18 AM
Quote from: AdmFubar on June 07, 2024, 02:43:33 PMare you using  thee 32 bit? or 64 bit version if scribus?

Hi, it's the 64-bit version:

Scribus 1.5.8
23 Jan 2022
Build ID C--T-*-C1.16.0-Windows-64bit

Cheers, Steve