[Scribus] Ghostscript file missing, etc

avox avox
Sat Aug 12 15:38:04 CEST 2006

bm-2 wrote:
> Hi - again as newcomer -
> in the FAQs I found the question what to do if an error message occurs 
> while starting Scribus: "Ghostscript files not installed" - and there 
> is a link instead of an answer - but the link leads to something about 
> the preferences. Now I don't understand what one has to do with the 
> other - or simply speeking: what do I have to do exactly? Chance the 
> prefs ? But change into what? How? Why?

If you have installed the Ghostscript framework from http://aqua.scribus.net
you still have to tell Scribus where to find it in Preferences->External

> Second question: since I have installed Scribus on my apple Powerbook 
> (G4), it isn't very happy any more. It has slowed down noticeably and 
> spooky things happen (outside Scribus).  Any experiences with that?

The files from http://aqua.scribus.net have no effect on the rest of
the system except taking up space. While Scribus is running, there
might be a slowdown because of RAM usage.

> Spooky things also happen in the text editor - I have pasted text 
> fragments that I had copied from text files I was given (rather than 
> importing them as a whole, in this case word documents) - and when 
> editing them, the "line breaks" (?) changed around as they liked and 
> end or first  letters of words were moved to the next or last word, 
> spaces where shifted, mistranslated signs (for german "umlaut" letters) 
> that I had erased, turned up again plus the corrected letter in 
> addition - I didn't feel like asking myself too many questions,  but it 
> felt like having a little poltergeist invited to my laptop. Can anybody 
> explain?

You probably have a poltergeist on your laptop! ;-)
Seriously, no idea. Are you talking about Scribus's text editor or Apple's
TextEdit? Scribus text editor might well be misbehaving for some reason,
especially if you pasted text from another app.

Also it might be a problem with wrong text encoding, eg. Latin1 vs. UTF-8.
I'd need to know more details though to be able to guess the cause.

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