[scribus] Ghostscript 8.60+ or newer version of gswin32c.exe for installing Scribus 1.3.7 freeware

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Thu Jul 8 22:28:57 CEST 2010

On 7/8/10 4:22 PM, a.l.e wrote:
> hi
>>> I have downloaded Scribus 1.3.7. I have installed this software. I have
>>> tried to take a trial. Before I could do it, a window pops up and
>>> states, "Ghostscript is not installed on your computer. Therefore, path
>>> to the software could not be found". Where do I get the appropriate
>>> ghostscriipt for WinXP.
>> On this page:
>> http://www.scribus.net/?q=windows
>> is a link to the ghostscript installer.
>> If Scribus does not then find ghostscript, then go to File >
>> Preferences > External Tools to browse for the location of the
>> correct file as indicated in the README. You'll have to restart
>> Scribus after making the setting.
> since most people don't need ghostscript when working with scribus and
> this seems to be one of the biggest problem people have when
> installing scribus, wouldn't it be wiser to show the alert when one
> tries to use one of the actions which need gs, rather than on start up?

Scribus now warns on startup, and provides a link to
http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Ghostscript for information and

Please feel free to add to that page to make things more friendly (as
there's no content there yet)


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