[Scribus] 2 questions

D. R. Evans doc.evans
Thu Mar 20 00:25:22 CET 2008

Henry Hartley said the following at 03/19/2008 03:24 PM :

> It's clear from their forums that customer experiences vary pretty
> wildly.

I finally reached their "PDF expert" and chatted with him.

So the real scoop is that problems are caused if you use transparency
anywhere in a PDF.

"OK so the issue there is that transparencies simply are not supported in a
high speed commercial digital print environment.

they need to be resolved to the final pixel--ie flattened"

So my experience is that if you make use of transparency anywhere, it might
or might not work with scribus "out of the box".

Their first recommendation for Linux users is to use GIMP :-) but otherwise
if you use transparency anywhere then you MUST flatten the output if you
want it to work reliably.

(Incidentally, one of the other tech support people there also mentioned
that one should use PDF 1.4 or earlier.)


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