[scribus] Scribus 1.3.5 and use of pantone colours in Scribus

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Fri Aug 14 00:03:14 CEST 2009

> Hi
> In the Scribus 1.3.5 review in LGW
> http://www.libregraphicsworld.org/articles.php?article_id=9, Alexandre
> mentions a technique to import pantone colour palette. I tried
> this,but
> it doesnt quite give enough detail to work.
>>       EPS and AI as swatches
>> Importing EPS and AI files as swatches actually means that you can
>> easily enable Pantone color palettes in Scribus. This is how you do
>> it:
>>    1. Register at Pantone web site.
>>    2. Download swatches installation package.
>>    3. Install it (using WINE on Linux — it does work).
>>    4. Go to /Edit > Colors/.
>>    5. Click *Import* button.
>>    6. Point to a EPS with a Pantone palette.
> I registered and downloaded The MyPantone free app. and yes it does
> work
> under WINE. But how do you get it to save colours into a format that
> Scribus can import ? You can save in various formats for Indesign,
> Illustrator, even Coreldraw, but they are in bin formats such as .acb
> I'm sure this will be useful for many others, so i would appreciate
> some
> clarification


I have not attempted to follow Alexandre's instructions, but you might
want to look at;


That *I think* will convert the Pantone file to xml and then you can
import it.


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