[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 4, Issue 41

danbob danbob at hughes.net
Sat Jul 19 20:50:25 CEST 2008

> I need to produce two versions of the same newsletter.
> The first will be to send to our local printing house as a PDF with the graphics at 300 dpi.
> The second version is for sending via email.
> Am I right in thinking that prior to saving the second version as a pdf, I can reduce the overall 
> resolution to, say 72 dpi? Will my graphics stay the same physical size in the layout?
> Blessings,
> Nigel

Hi Nigel -- yes, you can do it that way with no trouble whatsoever.
That's how I am controlling workflow for the 320 page book I am
publishing now, using all open source software including Scribus.

The PDFs that go to the print shop are at 300 dpi, and take quite a few
minutes per chapter to generate. The 72 dpi ones for emailing to
co-workers for editing and for posting on the web for PDF download
generate very quickly, with no issues except for resolution (photos and
CAD a bit blurry at only 72dpi, etc). 

AND, when I recieve annotated PDFs back from my co-author, there's no
chance of confusing them, even he messes up the filemane for versioning
-- if I see 72 dpi, I know it's an edit and not a final.

Cheers -- DAN F

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