[Scribus] Setting linescreen when printing pdf file

PLiinnell scribusdocs
Sat Jul 10 20:42:32 CEST 2004

On Thursday 08 July 2004 10:07 pm, Wayne Maeda wrote:
> I'm trying to print out a tabloid size pdf file (created in Scribus) on a
> postscript printer but can't figure out how to set the linescreen. My
> graphics have to be printed out at 75 lpi or less. I'm using Adobe Acrobat
> (in Windows and Linux) to print from but there doesn't seem to be any way
> to set the linescreen. Is the linescreen set in the pdf file with Scribus?
> Has anyone done this?

This is more a function of the printer driver and/or the image program, than 
Scribus IMO.  For images, it is quite simple to specify this in Photoshop 6+ 
with the resize image function. I looked and GIMP 2.0.2 does not have this 
specific capability.

> If the page were letter size, I could print it out on my printer by using 
> the command line. However, since it's a tabloid size page, I need to use an
> outside printer and outside computer (which runs Windows only).
>  I have access to Pagemaker ( I don't have Quark) but can't figure out how
> to load a pdf file. The documentation covers how to create a pdf file but
> not how to load one.

Depends on which version. Pagemaker 7.0 will import Scribus PDF'S without real 
difficulty, as long as they do not have advanced PDF 1.4 features e.g. 
gradients, some kinds of blends and transparency. This is a limitation of the 
importer. Otherwise, they import without issue. This I am quite sure of as I 
have clients who previously used PM 7 exclusively and imported from other 
apps via PDF.

PM 6.5 has a PDF importer, but it is limited to Acrobat 3.0 or PDF 1.2.

See: http://ahnews.music.salford.ac.uk/scribus/documentation/pre-press.html
> What's the best way to print out a pdf file on Windows?

In Full Acrobat generally, but again the printer drivers for your particular 
printer come into play. 
> Thanks,
> Wayne

Hope that helps,

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