[Scribus] pdf problem
Fri Jul 15 09:10:38 CEST 2005
On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 11:13 -1000, wayne wrote:
> On Thursday 14 July 2005 10:23 am, wayne wrote:
> > On Tuesday 12 July 2005 09:26 am, PLinnell wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 12 July 2005 21:01, wayne wrote:
> > > > I create newspaper ads with scribus and send them in as pdf files.
> > > > Most of the time there is no problem but sometimes the ads don't
> > > > print out correctly. The fonts appear either scattered all over the
> > > > place or parts of the text are missing.
> > > >
> > > > The newspaper company claims that all of their software are up to
> > > > date and it's my fault. One paper suggested that I use postscript
> > > > fonts instead of true type fonts. My ads (the exact same one) print
> > > > properly in most of the company's newspapers but gets screwed up in
> > > > a couple of the papers. My question is how can I be sure that my
> > > > pdfs will print out properly in all of the company's newspapers?
> > >
> > > You cannot if the are doing things like trying to import PDF into
> > > Quark. (Some people work that way...)
> > >
> > > If paper A gets the same exact file as paper B and paper B has
> > > problem, then that needs direct inquiry.
> > >
> > > The Type 1 font is better than True Type argument is long over IMO..
> > >
> > > Good True Type fonts are perfectly fine if they are embedded or subset
> > > properly. One of my clients uses a mixture of Type 1, True Type and
> > > Open Type fonts in PDF without a single error or problem on win32.
> > >
> > > That said, I find it in-excusable except for the tinyest organizations
> > > not to have PDF pre-flight software. Moreover, Acrobat Professional
> > > 6.0+ has its own built in preflight tool for checking for these kinds
> > > of issues
> > I checked with the newspaper and they this is what they told me:
> > "We use PitStop 6.0 pro to check the pdfs we get as well as to fix any
> > minor problems it may flag, they are imported into quark when they are
> > placed on the page and then the entire page is made into a pdf and sent
> > to the press."
Exactly the same way we used to do things at work. We had too many
problems with it, and switched to converting incoming PDFs to EPS then
using the EPS files in Quark. This lets you get all the advantages of
PitStop and PDF, without the brokenness of Quark's PDF support.
> > Wayne
> They're on Quark 4 and Mac OS9
They should stop using the PDF plug-in *right* *now* and use Acrobat 6's
"save as EPS" feature. I'm telling them this as someone with the exact
same configuration ... it's a nightmare. Going via EPS is effective and
> but are in the process of upgrading their
> machines and possibly moving to InDesign. They claim to be able to work
> with the latest Quark files.
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