[scribus] newbie queries

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Nov 18 17:05:07 CET 2010

On Thursday 18 November 2010 10:26:35 John wrote:
> On 11/15/2010 11:10 AM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Jerry Halberstadt<
> >
> > subscriber at newtechpub.com>  wrote:
> >> Only issue of concern when it might come to sending PDF files to
> >> a printer: a lot of printers claim that only Adobe PDF is
> >> supported. But not a worry for me today.
> >
> > Jerry, I'm a relative newbie to Scribus, also.  However,
> > I just finished a 60 page magazine and submitted it to my printer
> > last week.  I used the File->Export->Save as pdf option and the
> > resulting pdf was reviewed with InDesign on a Mac at the print
> > shop.  Except that I forgot to embed my fonts on the first try,
> > it was just fine.  After embedding my fonts on the second try,
> > the pdf worked great and the magazine is being assembled as I
> > write this.  From all I can observe, you need not worry at all
> > about the pdf generated by Scribus as it will fit Adobe's
> > definition of pdf files perfectly.
> >
> > John
> > Walkertown, NC  USA
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> Hi John (Walkertown,NC), I'd like to know what was your color
> management setup and also what version version of PDF did you use.
> Thank you.
> John F.
> Montreal, Canada
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I am the wrong John but I use Color management, a modified ICC profile 
that meets LSI's limit on color density, and Scribus 1.5.0 which has 
the PDF X/1-a format available.  The profile is available here:
I always embed all fonts and always set up the Scribus OpenOffice CMYK 
color palette before I start. 

I understand that Scribus 1.3.9 is imminent. An upgrade to that level 
will be useful, if it is convenient for your OS. I have 1.3.8 and the 
testing version 1.5.0 which I download and recompile every night on my 
Linux machine via a script that runs unattended in the wee hours.  
Right now I am up to a version laid down on November 14, 2010, which 
is recent enough for me!
The Scribus Manual is built around or so but most of the 
people who answer questions around here are up to 1.3.8 by now.
John Culleton, Wexford Press
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