[Scribus] Work stuck in Scribus...

Branko Vukelic bg.branko
Sat Jan 13 03:07:38 CET 2007

On Saturday 13. January 2007. 02:49, jon wrote:
> > 1. Is outputting PDF 1.4 safe? Or I should perhaps use 1.3 instead?
> > The client
> > wants to be able to take the same file to different printers of his own
> > choosing, so I want to be sure it would print in most cases (if not
> > all).
> If you can make sure all involved suppliers can work with 1.4/PS3 and
> transparencies
> there should be no trouble. The chance today is by 50:50 (pro and
> copyshop mix).
> If not, you should consider to convert all transparencies to real
> (rasterize) and use PDF 1.3.

I have an artwork created in Inkscape (RGB) and I need it separated into 2 
colors. So rasterizing in Linux could be a tough job... :(

> > 3. My client asked me for an editable version of the artwork. So, how
> > can I do
> > that using Scribus? Or is it perhaps better to just give him the
> > original
> > SVG? He can't use Inkscape, and he asked if I could provide a
> > CorelDRAW file,
> > which I naturally can't... :-(
> Doesn't Corel 11 support .svg? I thought so.

I don't know. I think Illustrator does, but it sucks at opening 
Inkscape-created files (even with Plain SVG format). BTW, I want to keep this 
one inside Linux. I can always take this to work where they have Adobe 
software, but I'd rather not if I really don't have to.

See, this client has given me so much trouble already, that I don't really 
care if he gets what he asks for. I just want to see if *I* am capable of 
delivering that much. ;) Plus the job is sure not to pay as much.

> > 4. As last resort, I'd like to export (or otherwise convert the
> > artwork) to a
> > raster format in color-managed CMYK mode. Is that possible and how?
> Sorry, but i am used to work with mmpf adobe soft, you might always use
> photoshop for this.
> Export PDF -> Open in Photoshop
> If you work with a mac pl32 (photoline) can do this, too - it's
> shareware at least.

Hmm, well, I'd hate to go back to Windows... and I wont. :)

> > BTW, this is a bit off-topic, but... Is it even okay for the client to
> > ask for
> > editable versions? I mean, this is not a book or anything he really
> > should be
> > editing... What are your experiences regarding such clients? Had any?
> Yes, a few. I nearly always let my customers pay for this service, if I
> WANT to give my work away.
> Giving editable data away is one kind of a deal and must be clear for
> both sides from the start.
> This, in my opinion is got to be paid extra, because I not only give a
> product away but the possibilities to
> create multiple products from my master.
> I got a few customers who asked for conversion, this to that and that
> to this - what I learned is:
> Conversion is often mostly impossible, or at least tough work. Much
> more expensive in time and money
> than the originating product - do they want to pay your time and
> efforts?
> I am not always asking for money. Depends on what they do and who they
> are.
> Non commercial projects? - I feel happy if I can help. Lovely person
> but low on budget - that's okay.

Thanks for the input!

Best regards,


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