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 15:20:32 -0400

We use default settings for SVG import. No gradient shading. We use
patterns or solid colors.

I may try saving this graphic out to PDF and see what happens.

This isn't an emergency so much as a nuisance and a cause for curiosity.
I've got documents with hundreds of graphics in them, and I don't recall
ever seeing this issue before. This particular file only has 2 graphics,
and the other graphic does not cause anything like this bloat.

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 3:15 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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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