[scribus] Flattening pdf1.4 with transparency.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Nov 14 18:45:30 CET 2008

Scribus does not flatten pdf 1.4 output which is required by some 
printers, such as LSI.  After much conversation and some 
experimentation I came up with this scheme. 
1. Export file as pdf 1.4
2. View file in recent Acrobat Reader.
3. Print to PostScript file, first adjusting the papersize to actual 
document dimensions.
4.  run ps2pdf13 filename.ps newname.pdf

This makes the pdf 1.3 with transparency preserved. Whether LSI will 
accept it without modification is a question, since it doesn't say 
PDFx1/a:2001 or Distiller in the file. But at least it is flattened. 

John Culleton
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