[Scribus] scribus and pdf export

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon May 3 14:40:19 CEST 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 14:14, Franky wrote:
> Craig Bradney wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> that's a weird place to put a pdf setting ... But anyway, I tried it and 
> it made no difference whatsoever: xpdf always shows a black background. 
> Acrobat reader then always shows it correctly (with or without this 
> setting).

Then xpdf is broken. 

If it loads in Acrobat Reader 5.0.8 on Linux, and if not there, on Acro
6 on Windows, then the PDF is ok. We regularly test PDFs with various
PDF testing programs and any issues we have found have been fixed ASAP.
There are no outstanding PDF export issues.

> for the other stuff: I'll try to install a cvs version ...

Yep.. wise

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