[scribus] transparency in pdf export does not work

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Wed Aug 25 17:36:10 CEST 2010

Am Dienstag, 24. August 2010, 18:13:53 schrieb S. Knotz:
>   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.

No need to use the bugtracker. PDF/X-3 doesn't support transparency, that's 


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