[scribus] Can't get a good PDF

Tom Connolly tconnolly at embarqmail.com
Sat Aug 8 08:37:14 CEST 2009

I'm using 1.3.5.rc3 and the latest ghostscript and I can't make a good pdf from my 8-page color newsletter. I can send it directly to the printer, using my HP DeskJet 930C, and that turns out OK, but I need a good pdf for the printer. Is there a troubleshooting ladder I can use to fix this issue?  The pdf I generate drops whole sections of pictures and text. GSView 4.9 reports post scrip errors, but I can't tell what they are and how to fix them. Here's the text:

GSview 4.9 2007-11-18
GPL Ghostscript 8.63 (2008-08-01)
Copyright (C) 2008 Artifex Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
Scanning PDF file
Displaying PDF page 1
%GSVIEW_PDF_MEDIA: [0 0 666.72 846.72]
%GSVIEW_PDF_CROP: [0 0 666.72 846.72]
%GSVIEW_PDF_MARK: /PAGE /CropBox [0.0 0.0 666.72 846.72]
Error: /rangecheck in --.discardtransparencygroup--
Operand stack:
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1905   1   3   %oparray_pop   1904   1   3   %oparray_pop   1888   1   3   %oparray_pop   1771   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1158/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:1/20(G)--   --dict:79/200(L)--   --dict:106/127(ro)(G)--   --dict:275/300(ro)(G)--   --dict:22/25(L)--   --dict:4/6(L)--   --dict:22/40(L)--   --dict:1/1(ro)(G)--   --dict:1/1(ro)(G)--
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: No such file or directory
pdf_page failed

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Tom Connolly
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