[Scribus] Crash and export problems.

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Jan 17 20:19:44 CET 2006

On Tuesday 17 January 2006 16:14, Mark Nowiasz wrote:
> Hi all,
> Due to unforeseen circumstances I had to layout a magazine containing 40
> pages. I managed to do the work in just one day - without previous
> experiences in any DTP software :-) Scribus ist just great - I've never
> used a program which was *that* intuitive and easy to use, so thanks for
> this terrific program :-)
> The bad news: I've encountered three problems:
>      1. After finishing 30 pages I tried to moved some pages, the
>         program crashed (signal 11). Unfortunately, the document was
>         corrupt - when I tried to load the document, scribus did also
>         crash. After recovering from my shock, I managed to correct the
>         document using a plain editor. To prevent this, it would be a
>         good idea if scribus won't save the document in case of crashed
>         - or save an emergency copy, but it's not a good idea to
>         overwrite the file on disk.

It should be writing to filename.sla.emergency in this case.

>      2. For reasons unknown to me, the printer wants the pages as images
>         - jpeg preferred - I know it sounds odd, and I myself consider
>         it to be *very* strange. When exporting pages as images, the
>         text looks really bad - no matter which resolution I choose.
>         Apparently no anti-aliasing is being applied.

Choose another printer.

>      3. The alternative to jpegs would be pdf - in a book format (Page 1
>         next to 40, etc.).Unfortunately, scribus does not support this -
>         and using pdf2ps -> psbook ist not an option: I tried and gs
>         quit after about 600 megabytes(!) of output.

Scribus 1.3.x will support this. Scribus 1.3.2cvs already supports exporting, 
in your case, 40 pdfs, if that is what is required by a printer.

> Well, the printer was a nice guy, used a "normal" pdf generated by
> scribus (300dpi) and manually corrected it - but I'd like to do the work
> myself without bothering the prnter, especially since the time factor
> was critical this time.
> Any ideas about 2.) or 3.)?
> I'm using scribus   (FreeBSD/Gnome),

1.2.x will never support 3).. 

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