[Scribus] Setting linescreen when printing pdf file
Sun Jul 18 00:28:26 CEST 2004
On Sun, 2004-07-18 at 00:22, Wayne Maeda wrote:
> On Thursday 08 July 2004 04:29 pm, Rainer Heilke wrote:
> > If it is only a single page, you can try bringing it into PhotoShop
> > (since it sounds like a professional printing system, I would hope they
> > have PhotoShop!). PhotoShop can bring in PDF files--the question is if
> > it comes in cleanly. PhotoShop sometimes only "sees" the first image,
> > rather than the whole page. If it looks OK, go to "Print with Preview"
> > in the File menu. There should be a "Screen" button about 2/3 way down,
> > 1/3 in from the left side. This is where you can set it. Note that you
> > set it for each separation (printer colour).
> > There used to be a way to do it from Acrobat, but that was 3 lives and 2
> > versions back, and I no longer even remember if this was a Mac-specific
> > thing. :-/ Sorry. Seems to me Illustrator could do this, too, but
> > again... Memory fades...
> > IHTH
> > Rainer
> > 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?
> > >
> > >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.
> > >
> > >What's the best way to print out a pdf file on Windows?
> > >
> I tried using Photoshop on my Scribus pdf file and the linescreen can be set
> at 75 lpi except that everything gets printed out as if they were all
> halftones. The photographs look good but everything black, especially text,
> is treated as a halftone so instead of dark crisp black letters, I get dark
> splotchy gray letters with dots in it. This wreaks havoc on my 9pt text. It's
> almost unreadable. Is there a special Photoshop setting that I need to
> adjust? I tried converting to grayscale but it looked even worse.
> back to 1.1.7
err.. u mean u tried the new linescreen settings in CVS?
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