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 15:25:52 -0400

The PDF version of the graphic does not noticeably change the file size. I
am leaning toward some sort of corruption of the original Visio file, since
other SVGs saved out of the same instance of Visio are not having the same
effect.

I'll put redrawing the graphic on my ToDo list.

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 3:20 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Lin Sims
>



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