[scribus] Ghostscript

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 26 12:41:51 UTC 2011

On 04/26/2011 03:21 AM, a.l.e wrote:
> hi
>>>>>> First of all, you can ignore the message about not having
>>>>>> Ghostscript and use Scribus without any trouble. The only
>>>>>> thing is that you won't be able to create PDF files of your
>>>>>> documents. Since that's often important, it's worth getting
>>>>>> Ghostscript, but again, you can get to work in the meantime.
>>>>>> This isn't true, BTW. Ghostscript has nothing to do with
>>>>>> creating PDFs or even exporting as EPS.
>>>>>> I stand corrected.
>> That depends very much on what the content of the document is. In some
>> cases that is true.
> well, i know it may sound picky, but i prefert to fix this thread,
> before somebody picks it up from the archive and gets a wrong advice:
> - ghostscript is not needed by scribus to create PDFs.
> - you can work with scribus without having to install ghostscript.
> - you only need ghostscript for some specific functions (print preview,
> ...) or to include specific type of content (loading a PDF or an EPS
> into an image frame, ...)
> so:
> - it's correct that you probably can start working with scribus without
> installing ghostscript
> - it's not correct that you need ghostscript to create PDFs
> - it's correct that you need ghostscript to include some types of
> contents (into your documents or PDFs)
     -- when you are rasterizing a vector file into an image frame


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