[Scribus] PDFs and transparency

Ibon estromboli
Wed Sep 15 00:21:28 CEST 2004

?rase Tue, 14 Sep 2004 23:12:34 +0100
cuando el/la ilustre Plinnell <scribusdocs at atlantictechsolutions.com> dijo:

> On Tuesday 14 September 2004 22:11, Ibon wrote:
> > Hi:
> >
> > 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 
> platform)
> See: 
> http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&sm=exportingtopdf&page=pdfexport1
> The last section:
> <snip>
> "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."

Okay Plinnell: thanks a lot. Seems to Xpdf doesn't display all features of Scribus export :( Acrobat Reader does... sniff

Once again thanks, txapelgorri.

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