[scribus] Prinitng from Scribus

TSH tsh.gmane at miserableoldgit.me.uk
Sun May 30 13:47:17 CEST 2010

On Sun, 30 May 2010 10:56:05 +0200, peter linnell wrote:

> On 5/29/10 7:43 PM, TSH wrote:
>> On Sat, 29 May 2010 11:59:08 -0400, John Culleton wrote:
>>> On Thursday 27 May 2010 19:00:51 Ray wrote:
>>>> My thanks to all those who replied to my query re printing from
>>> Scribus.
>>>> Does anyone have a recommendation for a suitable PDF reader,
>>> other than
>>>> Acrobat, for this purpose.
>>>> Ned
>>> Well I have found Adobe Acrobat Reader to be very useful. And it is
>>> free. Do you have a problem with it?
>> It's free in the sense that it doesn't cost any money to install or
>> use, and it does have some useful features. But I have found that it
>> tends to impose itself upon your system, making itself the default pdf
>> application everywhere, without asking if you want this default
>> behaviour, or necessarily giving you the option.
>> I prefer the relative simplicity of Evince, which comes packaged with
>> many Gnome desktops, including Ubuntu.
>> A more basic option is ePDF, and gv (formerly ghostview) looks
>> interesting, though I haven't used it myself.
> Please read carefully:
> http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&page=toolbox
> http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&page=toolbox1
> There are valid long standing reasons why the team reccommends Adobe
> Reader for working with Scribus pdf.
> The others mentioned simply lack support for some of the more advanced
> features of PDF which Scribus exports.

I was simply answering the question which asked about pdf readers /other/ 
than Acrobat (sic). But I was quite clear that the ones I mentioned were 
limited in their abilities.

It must be for a user to decide which is most suited to their needs.

Personally, I keep Adobe Reader on a virtual machine, so that I can check 
and compare outputs. But for regular use on my daily machine, I prefer 

Not all end users will have Adobe anyway, so viewing it on readers other 
than that is a good idea - advanced features are all very well, but if a 
user can't access them, they're not necessarily an advantage.

Stewart H.

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