Blind guess, without reading rest of thread yet: full font embedding?
Subject: [Framers] SVG blowing up Frame file size
From: Lin Sims <ljsims...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, May 05, 2016 2:43 pm
To: Frame Users <firstname.lastname@example.org
Another possibility is that SVG doesn't include a preview (I don't know --
format never interested me), but if so, FM may be creating one, which may
account for the size increase.
Might try saving the Visio as PNG and importing that to see what happens;
it's generally a great all purpose format.
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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
I'll put redrawing the graphic on my ToDo list.
On Thu, May 5,
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
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
On Thu, May 5,
As a small follow-up, the Import SVG settings are the defaults:
Raster Quality: 72 DPI
Width: SVG Width
Height: SVG Height
Still looking for Art's suggestion of save as frame image, but I doubt if
On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 2:43 PM, Lin Sims wrote:
Importing by reference (best practice) or copied in?
Do you have Save as Frame Image activated or Off?
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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
I wish it were by reference, but because of how our DCMS handles
unstructured Frame, we have to import by copy.
I don't think I'm aware of Save as Frame Image. I'll have to check.
On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 2:59 PM, Art Campbell wrote:
> Importing by reference (best
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
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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
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