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Andrea Nand
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Version 1.11a of nanDECK is available for download:

- New INPUTTEXT, INPUTCHOICE, INPUTLIST and INPUTNUMBER directives
- Added parameter for transparency and mirroring in RTFTEXT and RTFFILE directives
- Added parameter for Alpha-blending in RTFTEXT and RTFFILE directives
- Range pattern evaluation
- New operator for integer division (£)
- Added option for testing linked files
- Added option for checking parenthesis
- Online new version check
- Fixed bug in expression evaluator
- Fixed bug in line numbers
- Fixed bug in ROUNDRECT
- Fixed bug in CHROMAKEY
- Fixed bug in CANVAS

You can read here a review of improvements:
http://www.nand.it/nandeck/new_01_11a.html

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Yay! Dotted lines, I'll have to try this out soon.
Thanks for the continued updates.
 
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Not sure where to post this.

I've made a 70 card deck using nandeck.

The jpgs are ~90KB each but the total deck pdf size is coming out at 256Mb (roughly 3.6 MB per card).

How do I go about getting the total size down to something like 7 MB? eg 100kb per card
 
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Pinook wrote:
Not sure where to post this.

I've made a 70 card deck using nandeck.

The jpgs are ~90KB each but the total deck pdf size is coming out at 256Mb (roughly 3.6 MB per card).

How do I go about getting the total size down to something like 7 MB? eg 100kb per card


I suspect you have a high DPI setting at the top of your script, I think it defaults to 300DPI ( dots per inch ), Lower that number and each cards file-size will reduce. You will get lower resolution when printing, so keep it as high as you can. Although if you jpgs are a lower DPI then you may not notice the difference.
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Pinook wrote:
Not sure where to post this.

I've made a 70 card deck using nandeck.

The jpgs are ~90KB each but the total deck pdf size is coming out at 256Mb (roughly 3.6 MB per card).

How do I go about getting the total size down to something like 7 MB? eg 100kb per card


Hi, I'm sorry for not answering you before (in the guild's thread).

The cards are created as bitmaps, so the resulting pdf can be very big.

I made a test with a 100KB image for 70 cards and I obtained a 58MB pdf (with the standard 300 DPI setting). Maybe (as FNH1 suggests) you're using a DPI command for an higher value?

Of course you can decrease the size (and quality) with a DPI=150 (or lower) command.

I can also set the PDF compression level in the creation, in the next version of the program I can add an option so you can choose the level.
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Just wanted to say thanks for this tool. I used it to make a Serenity themed version of a game and it made it so much easier and that much better looking.
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