[scribus] Print while preserving transparent overlay.

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Nov 22 15:16:38 CET 2008

John Culleton wrote:
> The way I use to flatten a semi-transparent overlay in a Scribus 
> generated file is to: export to pdf 1.4, load into Acrobat Reader, 
> print to file from Acrobat Reader, and then use the ghostscript 
> script ps2pdf13 to produce a flattened pdf.
> I tried saving the same file by printing to file from Scribus but no 
> matter what settings I use the semi-transparent graphic becomes 
> solid.  Similarly when I save as eps the transparency becomes solid.
I checked this out with and it works well.

What also doesn't work well is to use pdf2ps, then ps2pdf13. For one 
thing, this turned a 40K PDF into a 9.6MB PS, then a 1.5MB PDF, and took 
an inordinate amount of time. Besides that the resulting PDF1.3 file was 
of poor quality -- the transparency was flattened, but the text looked 
very bad (this was a font that was outlined).

Okular doesn't seem to have a method to save as a PS file, or print to file.


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