[Scribus] bad trouble: could not print at all.

Zhang Weiwu zhangweiwu
Wed Sep 8 15:07:58 CEST 2004

I spent two days design a publication, and the draft must be printed 
tomorrow. I only have this Laserjet ps level 2 printer in the office, if 
I could not print it, I'll have to find another good print shop to do it.

1) print with postscript level 3 make the printer puzzle. Nothing gets 
2) print with postscript level 2, nothing gets printed, ghostscript 
3) print to a ps file at level 2, 0 byte file created, ghostscript 
4) print to a ps file at level 3, upload it to 
http://createpdf.adobe.com and Adobe give me back a pdf file. Print the 
PDF file by acroread5, the printer busy flash LED for one hour and 
prompt "low printer memory". (Print job size is 2.4 MB and printer 
memory is 24MB.)
5) export the file as 150 dpi raster image file, print the file using 
cups lp(1), result is ugly and hard to recognize, all fonts less than 
9pt could not read, not clear.
6) export as svg not tried: I don't have good apps to print in that format.
7) export as PDF file, acroead (both Windows version 6 and Linux version 
5) prompt "error number 122" and half of the pulication objects are not 
visible (most notibly, the two charts)

So there is no way to print it :(

I don't know why, I am only designing a one page report with two charts 
(vector graphics), and scribus takes 10 min to load saved document on my 
PIII 800MHz 256 MB memory freeBSD box, and swap memory usage grows very 
soon from 0MB to 321MB. Is scribus this CPU hungary?

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