[scribus] PDFtoPS vs PDF2PS

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 22 14:00:52 CET 2010

On 01/22/2010 06:17 AM, Peter Nermander wrote:
>> That would not handle flattening etc. which unfortunately Scribus itself
>> doesn't do.  My current workflow is to write from Scribus as pdf, load that file
>> into Acroread, save as a print file, and then run that through PStill with a
>> godawful command line and receive a PDF x/1-a:2001 file as a result.
> I am NOT saying you should print to a PDF from Scribus.
> You should create a PDF from Scribus (using Scribus own function),
> open that PDF in Adobe Reader and then print from Adobe Reader
> directly to a PDF (instead of first printing to PS and using command
> line tools to convert PS to PDF). Then Adobe Reader would take care of
> flattening, right?
As far as flattening goes, the issue comes up when someone (ie, a 
commercial printer) requires a PDF version that doesn't support 
transparency, in which case you have to do these kinds of workarounds.


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