SVG is a vector format - very efficient, but needs to be rasterized for printing and display purposes. Usually converted on the fly (when output/printed) by tools that properly work with SVG.
It is possible that FrameMaker creates bit-mapped images at the point of _importing_ the SVG - i.e., without keeping it in vector form. Then, depending on the dpi, combined with the size of the image, etc., this may be resulting in a large image being brought in. Could also be that there is some inefficiency/bugginess in the SVG->bitmap conversion process in FrameMaker. Can you save the file as a PNG or PDF from Visio rather than SVG? FrameMaker may handle it better. > Corporate standards require using SVG as it is a non-proprietary format PDF are PNG are also public formats. Maybe you can talk to the people maintaining the corporate standards? Z BTW, a side-bar: _never_ use JPEG for business graphics, screen captures, line drawings, etc. ... you will hate the resulting dots and artifacts in the JPEG image! I always use PNG for these kinds of "images". > -----Original Message----- > From: Framers [mailto:framers- > bounces+syed.hosain=aeris....@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Lin > Sims > Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:04 PM > To: Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com> > Cc: Frame Users <email@example.com>; TECHWR-L Writing > <techw...@lists.techwr-l.com> > Subject: Re: [Framers] SVG blowing up Frame file size > > 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 <rob...@lauriston.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...@gmail.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? _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com