[scribus] newbie queries

John tuxfed at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 02:46:16 CET 2010

On 11/18/2010 11:05 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> 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:
> http://wexfordpress.com/tex/SWOPcoated5_240.icc
> 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.

I'm using Scribus 1.3.8 on Fedora 14 32bit.
Thank you for the link to the ICC profile, I'll give it a try. Judging 
by the name of the file, can I expect it to limit the total ink coverage 
to 240% and the minimum for individual color to 5%?

John F.

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