[Scribus] Re: Scribus broke my Printing System!
Mon Dec 13 19:03:42 CET 2004
A bit more information.
After Craig's reply, I have upgraded to ghostscript-afpl. I also upgraded
Scribus to the 2004-12-10 version.
I did another leaflet that would not print in Linux, either directly through
Scribus or through Acroread, resulting in my printing system breaking and a
reboot. There was no transparency, and I noticed that during a Print Preview,
page 1 would not show, but page 2 would. At least ghostscript didn't crash
Scribus this time.
On page 1, there was an *.eps graphic, which I imported into a frame so I
could shape the frame and run text around it either side of a column gap.
Anyway, I re-imported the graphic directly via import menu, and did the
shaping of the text by drawing a freeform frame over it (I started with an
empty graphics frame, converted it to a polygon with line and fill colours
both set to "none"). Also I ungrouped and regrouped the graphic. I could not
open it as *.svg, I had made versions of both from the original *.wmf using
OpenOffice Draw, but attempting to import the *.svg resulted in strange
things happening to my display, then once I clicked the mouse button,
everything went back to normal but without a graphic imported!
This time, everything went fine, I got the print preview and a print direct
So I am now wondering whether the problem relates to *.eps graphics which are
imported using a picture frame.
There is another thing here: if Scribus is going to be used at all ends of the
scale, both by professionals and home users, it needs to be usable at both
ends. If certain postscript levels don't work on a number of home inkjet
print drivers in Linux, it is still a problem which puts Linux in a bad
light, whether or not the problem is down to Scribus.
Maybe the solution would be a way of rasterising vector graphics when printing
(maybe preferences could be set to optionally rasterise certain graphic types
when sending to the printer). This would add power to the home user, whilst
maintaining the full power of postscript for professionals.
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