Re: SVG blowing up Frame file size

Subject: Re: SVG blowing up Frame file size
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Frame Users <framers -at- lists -dot- frameusers -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 12:15:16 -0700

Can you use PDF or EPS? Those have been supported for a long time and
are probably less buggy. FrameMaker's SVG support is kind of a kludge.

Raster quality is a setting in the Import SVG dialog. If the diagram
has a gradient fill, a high-resolution rasterization could be
enormous.

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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?
>
>
>
>
> --
> Lin Sims
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References:
SVG blowing up Frame file size: From: Lin Sims
Re: SVG blowing up Frame file size: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: SVG blowing up Frame file size: From: Lin Sims

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