[Scribus] Time to defend your use of libPDF

Craig Bradney cbradney
Thu Jan 26 11:22:34 CET 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Time to defend your use of libPDF
> From: Lars Behrens <Lars.Behrens at pi.uka.de>
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Date: 26-01-2006 9:35
> on Thursday 26 January 2006 00:24 Craig Bradney wrote:
> > > I am not sure if this has something in common but for me Scribus
> > > always was screwing mm dimensions...
> >
> > Maybe 1.2.x. 1.3.x should not be. I set the pages up with the ISO
> > definition, and I centralised all the units conversion into one
> > place. You will always get rounding errors at some point given the
> > factors are not nice ratios, but you shouldnt really be with page
> > sizes thats for sure.
> Hmm, here (1.3.2 on Slackware 10.2), when I click on "File" > "New" and 
> just accept the preselected A4, the dimensions in the greyed out field 
> show 209.903 mm and 297.039 mm. When I change the size in the dropdown 
> list to something else and then back to A4, then the correct dimensions 
> of 210.000 mm and 297 mmm are set.

209.903 and 297.039 were the 1.2 settings for A4, which is what I fixed.
Reset your default document size in Edit->Preferences and itll be ok.

> And really: There is a slight difference when I export the two versions: 
> The first one is shown as 209.9 x 297 in Acrobat Reader and the other 
> one as 210 x 297. Don't know whether that is within the rounding 
> tolerance and I even don't know how (or with which method) to measure 
> the whole thing correctly at all.

I can't remember the URL but there is a certain tolerance allowed by the ISO
standard for A* and even the old settings I think fitted well within that.
> Also, I don't want to be nitpicking, just wanted to inform you about the 
> fact.

Its ok :) If theres an issue that should be fixed, we want to know about it.


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