[scribus] transparency in pdf export does not work

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Aug 25 16:51:30 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 24 August 2010 12:13:53 S. Knotz wrote:
>   Hi there,
> I did not explicitly state it that way: 100% transparency works,
> it's just the graded transparencies that are not translated.
> I just created a new example file because I already changed all the
> transparencies in my work file. With PDF 1.5 export it works
> properly, with PDF/X-3 export it does not. I tried PDF 1.5
> yesterday and it did not work properly. I must have changed
> something else in the meantime, can't remember what it could be.
> Now, I just introduced some semitransparent stuff back into my
> original work file. When I choose PDF/X-3 transparency does not
> work, when I choose PDF 1.5, it translates everything how it
> should. The same results go with my new checkfile. I attach both
> results of the transparency checkfile and the png-picture I used
> for that with semi-transparent rim.
> In the main Scribus properties, where you can set pdf-export
> properties you can only preselect pdf 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5
> compatibility. Maybe it has to do with that?
> Thanks for caring for my issue. With PDF 1.5 everything seems to
> work now, still it is probably worth to check out what happens with
> the PDF/X-3 export.
> I can still try to use the bug-report though I haven't done that
> before. I am not at my computer the next days, so it may take a
> while if I don't manage right away.
> Susanna

Some forms of PDF prevent the use of e.g., transparencies. PDF X/1-a 
is one such PDF format.  Possibly X/3 is another.  
John Culleton
Wexford Press
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