[Scribus] PDFs and transparency
Wed Sep 15 00:12:34 CEST 2004
On Tuesday 14 September 2004 22:11, Ibon wrote:
> I'm trying to export a PDF with transparencies but I can't. I'm using
> Acrobat 5.0 option to export (PDF 1.4, isn't it). Before I use XPDF to view
> the result. I tried both transparency SVG and transparency PNG. Does really
> Scribus support export PDF with transparencies?.
> Cheers, txapelgorri.
xpdf 3.00 cannot display PDF 1.4 transparency properly, only Acro 5+ (any
The last section:
"One of the challenges with PDF and EPS viewers on Linux, is that Scribus
creates high end PS level 3 and PDF 1.4, with capabilities beyond most of the
open source viewers. Some of these features are only supported in commercial
pre-press or DTP tools. Two plus years of working with Scribus has led me to
the current conclusion that the following three viewers are the most reliable
at displaying PS/EPS/PDF created by Scribus:
* Acrobat Reader 5.0.8+ for Linux - The best and sometimes the only choice
for PDF viewing. Detailed notes and hints: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
* GSview 4.6+ - with the latest version of Ghostscript available. This
combination is your best choice for viewing EPS files, PS files and most
PDFs. In addition, GSview has many other very useful capabilities with
add-ons like pstoedit and epstool. For more detailed notes and hints: GSview.
I consider it an essential tool for DTP on Linux.
* Xpdf 3.00+ - This updated PDF viewer has a new rendering engine and is
capable of viewing PDF 1.5 files.
If any other PDF or EPS viewer you choose cannot display PDFs from Scribus,
but they do view properly in Acrobat Reader, file a bug with the upstream
author. In virtually all cases I have tested, it is a limitation of the
viewing application. Scribus PDFs are tested daily with specialist pre-press
software to validate their adherence to the published PDF specifications."
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