[Scribus] PDF/X-3 and tiff

P Linnell plinnell
Sun Mar 9 16:40:50 CET 2003


Please see my comments in-line.

On Sun, 2003-03-09 at 03:25, Freecham wrote:
> Hello		
> grettings for Scribus 0..9.7 and this mailing list. I've got two problems 
> under MDK9. I can't import Tiff images (i've got this message in the 
> config.cache before compilation : 
> ac_cv_lib_tiff_TIFFOpen=${ac_cv_lib_tiff_TIFFOpen=no}. 

These errors I think are related. Try recompiling like this:

1) Return to the source directory where you un-tarred and compiled

2) remove config.cache ex:  rm config.cache && make clean

3) type exactly:     export LDFLAGS="-lm"

4) ./configure

This should change the:


to TIFFOpen=yes


> When i make a PDF/X-3 i can open only with Xpdf. The other readers (even 
> Acrobat 5) says there is an error (There was an error while trying to parse 
> an image) and open a blank page. 
> Under Windows i can open a PDF made with Scribus but even i can see him to the 
> screen, Acrobat seems to see nothing. For exemple, with Enfocus Pitstop, i 
> can't drop a colour. I had to save the the page under Windows with Acrobat to 
> drop a colour and appreciate the great CMJK.

Fixing the TIFF errors should fix this problem.

BTW, I have had great luck running both Acrobat Reader 5.1 and the full
version of Acrobat 5.0.5 with the PDF/X-3 Inspektor plug-in with the
last two or three versions of wine compiled from source.  They both run
quite reliably.  One hint is to remove the docbox.api plug-in or the
whole intertrust directory after installing.  This is a known issue with
Acrobat, even on Windows.

On the the todo list for the docs is some hints for using wine as a part
of your toolkit to support Scribus.

I hope that helps,
P Linnell <plinnell at attbi.com>

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