Re: SVG blowing up Frame file size

Subject: Re: SVG blowing up Frame file size
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 15:03:32 -0400

Corporate standards require using SVG as it is a non-proprietary format.
Also, we were planning to migrate to DITA, a project that got obliterated
thanks to being bought by another corporation.

I don't know about raster quality. All the graphics I've created use the
same settings, so I don't see how this one could be that wildly different.

Maybe I'll try redrawing it and seeing if that makes a difference.

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> Maybe you have raster quality set really high? Otherwise, sounds like
> a bug in FrameMaker's SVG support.
>
> I experimented with various formats for Visio diagrams and found EMF
> worked the best.
>
> I never embed graphics in .fm files (what the FM docs call "import by
> copying"). I always import by reference.
>
> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > Pertinents:
> >
> > Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, Service Patch 1
> > FrameMaker 12, latest patch
> > Visio 2013
> >
> > I have a small diagram created in Visio and saved out to SVG that is just
> > blowing up the Frame file size.
> >
> > Frame file w/o graphic: 232,448
> > Frame file w/ graphic: 17,116,160
> >
> > Visio file: 150,011
> > SVG file: 15,830
> >
> > I've recreated the SVG file in case there was a corruption in the
> > conversion from .vsdx to .svg, but I'm getting the same result. A
> somewhat
> > similar diagram that has larger Visio (357,882) and SVG (34,688) files
> > sizes only increases the Frame file size to 1,207,296.
> >
> > I'm fabbled. Does anyone have any ideas why this very, very simple
> diagram
> > should be making such a difference in the FrameMaker file size?
>



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