[scribus] Still the cut-off

William F. Maddock billsey at earthlink.net
Sat Nov 29 18:10:34 CET 2008

-----Original Message-----
>From: Pedrie Roberts <pedrieroberts at gmail.com>
>Sent: Nov 29, 2008 8:53 AM
>To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
>Subject: [scribus] Still the cut-off
>Riku wrote:
>> I agree. PDF export should be the number 1 target and it should always be
>> reliable. After all pdf is what most people send to print shops. I don't need
>> printing from Scribus. What comes to using the program with this issue, I
>> don't quite see how this would affect your layout work.
>The problem is that PDFs are printed as images not as fonts, which
>means that quality is much poorer than printing straight from Scibus
>(if only it was possible). I know this is not a Scribus issue, but if
>someone could tell me how to print a PDF not as an image but as fonts,
>I would be extremely glad.

Try printing to a postscript file, then using ps2pdf to convert that to PDF. With it you can set the pagesize, and use compression, and include the fonts in the PDF—and it will be fonts, not images. This is how I quite often do it on Ubuntu here at home, and the output is just fine.

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