[Scribus] print preview doesn`t show photos and transparency correct
Mon Jul 12 23:18:38 CEST 2004
I experenced the same problem here! Could you please read this Mail and try
whether your print preview works as expected in your latest CVS.
It`s getting worse!!!
If tried to load my scribus doc on my "backup & stable system" to see whether
some apt updates crashed something here. In older scribus versions than the
latest CVS I have here the document can not be loaded (Crash/Sig11):
e.g.build id: 19th june
seppel at seppelsrechner:~> scribus
Calling Emergency Save
QWidget (ps): deleted while being painted
QPaintDevice: Cannot destroy paint device that is being painted
seppel at seppelsrechner:~>
Crosscheck: when I try to load an older Scribus doc with the latest Scribus
the print preview works fine. The latest CVS seems to build corrupt .sla
files. This sound like a BIG problem for me - sorry!
Attached the problem file - use any .jpg in the picture frame to test it.
I hope you find a solution soon.
Thanks for all the support again!
Am Montag, 12. Juli 2004 22:06 schrieben Sie:
> On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 21:53, Sebastian R?der wrote:
> > Am Montag, 12. Juli 2004 21:20 schrieben Sie:
> > > On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 21:02, Craig Bradney wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 20:51, Sebastian R?der wrote:
> > > > > Hi list,
> > > > >
> > > > > my new project is not shown correctly in the print preview. I have
> > > > > put a b/w photo into the background but the print preview only show
> > > > > a light blue background instead. I have transparency for pdf1.4
> > > > > enabled (disabled=same problem )but the picture is without
> > > > > transparency, just normal jpg. I`ve changed the size of the photo
> > > > > since it had position x: -3 and y:-3 and is bigger than the page.
> > > > > Same problem. Then I?ve enabled the crop contents to margens
> > > > > function, no effort. The page size is landscape 168x146mm (custom).
> > > > > The page exports correctly to pdf. The semi-transparency in my text
> > > > > background is not shown correct in the preview, too. In the scribus
> > > > > main window everything is OK.
> > > >
> > > > Print preview depends on your Ghostscript version to create the
> > > > preview. What version do you have? We use AFPL 8.14.
> > >
> > > Adding to this.. we rely on the png16m, png16alpha and bitcmyk devices
> > > and these can be seen in a gs --help. Your GS needs to have those for
> > > full print preview functionality.
> > png16alpha is missing if you do not mean pngalpha. But I had the print
> > preview already up and running (well) with my SuSE 9.1 distro and the
> > SuSE ghostscript rpms 7.0.7. Will test this tomorow with my other
> > standard SuSE installation without updated software - I use apt4rpm here
> > and sometimes thing get broken. Are you sure that it works OK in latest
> > Scribus CVS (build id 2004-07-03)?
> sorry.. yes.. pngalpha. It worked the last time I used it although there
> might be an issue with transparencies, although if its working you
> should see a chessboard like pattern as a background when transparency
> is turned on instead of white. 7.07 still may not provide you a good
> preview even with those devices.
> > I will try the AFPL ghostscript in the future, thanks for the info. Is
> > this already mentioned in the docs section on the scribus hp? Would be a
> > good idea!
> No because the print preview didnt support all the current features when
> those docs were written. New ones are due for 1.2 and the Ghostscript
> section has already been written.
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