[scribus] Print Preview Transparency Problem

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Tue May 18 18:12:59 CEST 2010

On Monday 17 May 2010 11:22:09 Marcus Zaiser wrote:
> Submitted on 05/17/2010
> Submitted by anonymous user: []
> Submitted values are:
>    Name: Marcus Zaiser
>    Email Address: marcus.zaiser at arcor.de
>    Subject: Print Preview Transparency Problem
>    Message:
> Dear Support Team,
> I got problems displaying transparent png images in the print 
preview. All
> diplay options on the right side of the print preview window are
> deactivated. I can't activate them (e.g. "activate transparency" 
> "activate anti aliasing" etc.; the buttons are grey). Therefore my 
> are not transparent in print preview and when I print the 
document the
> images are also not transparent. After exporting the document 
as pdf the
> images are transparent. So printing directly from Scribus is not 
> at the moment.
> I had Ghost Script 8.54 installed, today I updated to 8.71 but no 
> or change. Any suggestions how to activate the transparency 
feature during
> print preview? In the documentation I've read that Ghostscript 
7.07 or
> higher with the device "pngalpha" is needed. Couldn't find any
> documentation about how to install or use "pngalpha".
> Best whises,
> Marcus
>    About your Scribus program:
>      Version: 1.3.6
>      Prebuilt/Compiled: Compiled
>      Build Date:
>    Your operating system and CPU:
>      Type: Windows
>      Version: WinXP
>      CPU type: 32bit (Intel/AMD - i386)
> The results of this submission may be viewed at:
> http://www.scribus.net/?q=node/158/submission/427
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I don't use the print or print preview features of Scribus. Instead I 
export as PDF, then view in Acrobat Reader.  That is a truer version 
of what will finally be printed. 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95

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