[scribus] eps transparency

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Oct 30 21:44:16 CET 2009

On Friday 30 October 2009 16:06:52 Christoph Schäfer wrote:
> Am Freitag, 30. Oktober 2009 20:22:17 schrieb guerrier:
> > Hello
> > I am working on a simple layout that features eps files with
> > transparencies created with inkscape.  As I work in with 
> > 1.3.5-svn (installed via synaptic on debian lenny/squeeze), I 
can see the
> > transparent part of the eps file. But when I export pdfs, the
> > transparencies are filled.  I have tried exporting pdfs 
compatible with
> > pdf 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5.  I have also layout my design in layers.  I 
> > still can keep the transparencies. Here is a screen capture,
> > 
> > Am I missing something?  I know I scribus can do this.
> How does the file display in Adobe Reader?
> Christoph

My kludge: export as pdf 1.4 preserving the transparencies, then 
print to file from Acrobat Reader thus flattening everything, then
do ps2pdf13 on the resulting Postcript print file.  Or if the printer 
insists on pdf X/1-a:2001 use Pstill (shareware) with an 
improbably long set of switches. 
John Culleton
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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