[scribus] Bookland barcode problem

Tom Tom at tuxedo-press.com
Thu Dec 16 13:59:17 CET 2010

a.l.e previously wrote:

hi tom,
> My Scribus document includes several images, two of which are
> irregularly-shaped and have text wrapped around them. One of these
> irregular images displays correctly when exported to a PDF (Both
> display correctly in Print Preview), but much of the frame for the
> other one displays (I don't want either frame to display) in the when
> exported to a PDF. Both display correctly when printed to a PDF using
> Adobe Distiller. However, the Bookland barcode causes a missing font
> error for OCRB. After installing an OCRB font, Distiller returns the
> following error: Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: gr. Without the
> Bookland barcode, Distiller produces a good PDF.

next try...

... well it's not probably not the frame which is shown, but the white

- does the image have a transparent background?

- have you left the background for the frame to none or to white?


The background was white. Changing it to transparent gets rid of the
frame/background displaying problem. Now, I can export a PDF from Scribus
that is acceptable to some printers. However, when I try to print a PDF in
the format required by a very widely used printer by using Adobe Acrobat, I
get the following error:

%%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
%%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommand: gr ]%%
%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

The Bookland barcode (an .eps file) seems to be the problem because, when I
remove that image from the document, Acrobat creates the PDF OK.
What could be the problem?  No changes were made to the document that
Scribus exported to a PDF with the Bookland barcode image present.


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