[Scribus] Printing Troubles
Tue Sep 30 07:29:19 CEST 2003
On Sun, 2003-09-28 at 22:18, Sunil Joshi wrote:
> Hi Peter and Martin:
> Thanks for both your notes. In FINK, it only shows FLTK-X11. I assume
> it is either X11-42 or 43. Well, i tried your suggestions, and that
> didn't seem to help with installation of XPP. So, I went ahead and
> downladed FLTK-1.1.3 and compiled it myself. Then I tried to compile
> XPP-1.1, and as I mentioned before, I went as far as configure. Past
> that, when i tried to run make, here is what i get.
<SNIP> I can't give you any advice here I do not run Fink.
> Being a Unix newbie, i think i have bitten off more than i can chew.
> Anyway, my frustration is that this problem with the printer has put my
> use of SCRIBUS to a halt! I am creating a document that needs to be
> sent to the printer as an eps file. However, I am not sure if the eps
> would be exactly what I see on screen in SCRIBUS.
I am not sure why your printer would insist on EPS, when PDF is much
less troublesome IMO. Any full version of Acrobat 4+ can take a PDF and
directly save as EPS, so can Illustrator - but you are limited to 1 page
documents. I can't imagine a printer that does not have a full version
of Acrobat installed.
You can point your printer
Which has a PDF handling Scribus PDF files with other professional DTP
> Question...Since I have exported to acrobat and the file seems to be
> ok, is it ok to assume that the eps file would be too? Is there
> another way to open the eps file and see if the layout is as it is
> supposed to be?
Probably, especially if you have enabled embedding fonts and and your
images are high enough resolution.
> As Peter suggested, my printing problems with Brother HL 5070N may have
> something to do with this particular printer. However, I think there
> might be a problem with my Scribus too because, when in the print box I
> try to click on "Options", the program crashes with either
> > _XF86BigfontQueryFont: could not attach shm segment
> > Segmentation fault
That could be an Apple X11 bug. Or related to a missing/inaccessable
> or some times simply showing
> > Bus error
> Thank you both for taking the trouble to help me. Your help is much
You're most welcome. Martin has been most helpful in fixing MacOSX
issues for us.
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