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Alan
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SCAL 5

Post by Alan »

Installed SCAL 5 on Dell laptop news generation with lots of memory. Installation went well. For one of my first tasks to try I imported a PDF file. Did not go well as SCAL goes into a "NOT RESPONDING" message. I have tried other format files and SCAL seems to work well.
No other apps are running
Any ideas?
Thank you
Alan

SandyMcC
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What is the file size on this PDF? Perhaps it has a graphic that is unusually large? I know that SCAL and other vector cutting programs can become unresponsive or even crash if one tries to import a really large high resolution raster image. I just tested some of my own PDF files and they seem to be working fine importing into SCAL5.
Sandy McCauley
Owner of http://www.iloveknk.com/

Alan
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File is 2142 KB

Alan

SandyMcC
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Post by SandyMcC »

That's large enough that it definitely contains a raster image. It's possible that if there's no vector image in the file, then this could happen. You can't use a raster image that's inside a PDF. You'll need to extract that image from the PDF and then import it as a JPG or PNG or whatever. Then trace it using the Trace Image function in SCAL5. If you like, you can email the file to me at smccauley45@cox.net and I can confirm that I get the same result.
Sandy McCauley
Owner of http://www.iloveknk.com/

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