[Scribus] scribus and pdf export

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon May 3 13:54:52 CEST 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 13:08, Franky wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've come across some pdf issues with scribus (and no, it's not xpdf or 
> acrobat that has the problem):
> - when exporting a doc to pdf with png images in it that have 
> transparant background, the background get's set to black on the pdf 
> file. The print-to-file generated postscript file shows this correctly.

Make sure you have the 1.4 transparency feature turned on in Display and
exporting with the Acro 5.0 (PDF 1.4) setting. I use PNGs with
transparencies a lot and find no issues.

> - if you have a rectangle created (eg. color gray) and within you create 
> an image box, then on the resulting pdf the image box is totally black 
> if you select the image compression technique "none"

I think this is fixed in CVS.

> - downsampling of images: sometimes the images get not only downsampled, 
> but also reduced in size. I had this problem with a logo that appeared 
> two times on a page (landscape): the left logo got reduced in size, the 
> right logo stayed just fine ... It seemed to be doing this only with 
> template images, but I didn't test this assumption.

Fixed in CVS.

> And something weird that has been in for a couple of versions already:
> You created an image, and afterwards you want to resize it. So you click 
> on the image for resizing and you click on one of the resize-blocks 
> present to resize the image. Now somtimes this results in a immediately 
> resized image that's much smaller, without you even doing anything. Not 
> reproducable, and not blocking the process, but it's a weird thingie 
> that happens to me at least once everytime I work with scribus.

Fixed in CVS, AFAIK.

> hope this helps in debugging ...
> btw: used version was the latest released 1.1.6 version.

See if you can upgrade to CVS.

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