[scribus] Scribus, Lulu, base-14 fonts, postscript printing

William Hammack hammack at netbox.com
Sat Nov 7 21:16:07 CET 2009

I'm using Scribus to make a book cover for a book on Lulu. Lulu is very
picky. I've run into the problem that the PDFs made by Scribus (PDF 1.3
and X/3 using Scribus Build ID: C-C-T-F-A on Ubuntu Hardy).
Lulu objects that Helvetica is not embedded. I've tried embedding it,
but to no avail. Lulu LOVES Adobe Distiller - in fact requires it, I
think for electronic distribution - so I thought I just pump out a ps
and then get a windows machine to distill it. HERE'S THE PROBLEM:
Scribus ignores the odd size of the cover (landscape, 12.7 inches x
9.25 inches) and prints it portrait on 8 1/2 x 11, truncating the
image. (Did this both via export as eps and also printing to ps file.)
I cannot find any controls to set page size for eps or ps printing;
googling "hints" this is some kind of CUPS problem. Any advice then on
these two items:

a) Getting Scribus to embedded proper "base-14 fonts) (see
http://desktoppub.about.com/od/glossary/g/base14fonts.htm for info on

b) Getting Scribus to print a non-standard sized ps file correctly


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