[Scribus] CMYK question
Wed Aug 10 21:36:27 CEST 2005
> My childrens' school wants to put a colour advertisement in a local
> newspaper and has created it in a <shudder> Word document.
Hehe, sounds like everyday business to me ("No, I'm sorry, no matter how
much work you spent on your Word file: IT WON'T PRINT CORRECTLY AND THE
PRINTER WILL KILL YOU/ME IF YOU COME UP WITH DOC).
> anybody think of a way, preferably with open source tools, to convert a
> colour RGB Word document into a CMYK pdf ( or ps, or eps, or anything else)?
Well, the easiest way would be the use of Acrobat Professional. You
should ask if the school is running a copy.
> Failing this, if I were to re-create the advertisement in Scribus 1.3.0
> (14th July build), can I export it in a format with CMYK? Or could
> Inkscape do it?
That's what I would reommend: First, get a printout of the ad, to make
sure you know how it is intended to look. Then open the file in OO.o and
save as *.sxw. Since the *.sxw is ZIP-File, you can open it with your
Ark or Fileroller and extract the image files. Then re-create the ad in
scribus. You can import the text directly from the *.sxw file.
Then, export as PDF, all fonts embedded, resolution 300 dpi, and
destination "Printer". "Printer" will produce a CMYK-PDF. As for the
desired PDF version, you have to ask the printer what he needs.
I wouldn't recommend Inkscape, since it has no colour management
implemented yet, and its PDF support seems quite experimental at the moment.
That was the short version, but I hope you get the idea.
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