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

William Hammack hammack at netbox.com
Sun Nov 8 00:01:59 CET 2009

John: Excellent suggestions. Indeed I did that once - using linux
Acroread ... it worked. Colors seemed to have changed dramatically, but
I was not being careful with color (no color management, etc.) Perhaps
ultimately this is the best solution.

 On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 16:33:39 -0500 John Culleton
<john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> Real-To:  John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>
> On Saturday 07 November 2009 15:16:07 William Hammack 
> wrote:
> > 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 
> > 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
> > base-14)
> There are Helvetica near-clones that you can use. I try to stay 
> away from the actual PS Base14 fonts because of problems like 
> you are having.  for Helvetica try Gill Sans or Verdana instead.
> I never print directly from Scribus. Instead I pump out a pdf of the 
> right size and print through Acrobat Reader. 

William S. Hammack
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