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

William Hammack hammack at netbox.com
Sun Nov 8 00:19:51 CET 2009

D.R. Evans raises some interesting points, indicating that my post was
unclear at best:

1. I would LOVE to just load up the cover pdf from scribus to Lulu:
Lulu objected, rejecting the file because Helvetica was not embedded.
So. I was trying to make a ps which I would distill with Adobe's
Distiller on a windows machine. 

2. In regards to Lulu LOVING Adobe distiller - perhaps that's a bit
strong, but here a quote from their web site that indicates at least
strong affection:

" You must upload a PDF version between Acrobat 1.3 and 1.5. If you
plan to purchase a Distribution Service, your PDF must [note: must is
italics on the web page!] be distilled by Adobe. More info) Acrobat can
be purchased from Adobe Systems or any software retailer"

See http://www.lulu.com/en/help/pdf_creator


On Sat, 07 Nov 2009 16:01:22 -0700 "D. R. Evans"
<doc.evans at gmail.com> wrote:

> Real-To:  "D. R. Evans" <doc.evans at gmail.com>
> William Hammack said the following at 11/07/2009 01:16 PM :
> > 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
> That deduction is incorrect. I've done electronic distribution using
> books that were created with Scribus (for the cover) and TeX (for the
> contents).
> In fact, all my books are done that way, whether for electronic or
> print distribution.
> I confess to being confused as to why you have any step in your
> process where you are trying to print anything generated by Scribus,
> and even more so why you're going through a PS step. If you must
> print for some reason, as John says, you should do it via an
> intermediate PDF... but that PDF is what you'll be sending to Scribus
> anyway and I don't see what you're gaining by trying to print it. But
> maybe I'm just misunderstanding what you're doing.
>   Doc

William S. Hammack
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