[Fwd: Re: [Scribus] Support for PDF/X-3?]

Peter Linnell scribusdocs
Tue Sep 23 02:47:58 CEST 2003

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From: Peter Linnell <scribusdocs at atlantictechsolutions.com>
To: gorbo at bonetmail.com
Subject: Re: [Scribus] Support for PDF/X-3?
Date: 22 Sep 2003 18:15:53 -0400

On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 07:26, G?ran Bondeson wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm preparing some tests for an article on Scribus in a swedish computer 
> magazine. When saving to PDF I cannot chose the PDF/X-3 tab in the PDF 
> dialogue. Im on a i686 with SuSE 8.2 installed with Scribus 1.1.0 
> compiled from scratch without any trouble. Did I miss something when 
> compiling to get the PDF/X-3 support? Or are there any other settings 
> I've missed?

> Anyone got a suggestion?
> Thanks for all the good work done on Scribus.
> All the best,
> G?ran Bondeson

You need to disable transparency in Edit> Preferences > General >
Display. PDF/X-3 does not support it because it is based on PDF 1.3 -
which does not support transparency.

Also you need littlecms installed and Scribus compiled so it supports

Complete instructions are here: 


Make sure you put something in the info box, other wise it will fail
PDF/X-3 compliancy tests.  

That said, every time I have tested PDF/X-3 output from Scribus, it
passes - this with both the PDFInspektor from callas.de and Acrobat 6
with Pit Stop Pro.

Hope that helps,

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