[scribus] Print while preserving transparent overlay.
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 184.108.40.206svn 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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