[scribus] READING FILE

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Feb 23 20:14:01 CET 2011

On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:31:36 -0500
Henry Hartley <henryhartley at westat.com> wrote:

> From: donal boland [mailto:donaboland at eircom.net] 
> >> 
> >> If I produce a document in Scribus and send it to a publisher who
> >> uses a standard DTP software package, will he be able to read it
> >> Is Scribus compatible with other DTP software packages
> Unless the publisher has a copy of scribus (of the same or later
> version as you used to prepare the file), then no, they will not be
> able to read the file. But that's not really a problem because what
> you should probably send to the publisher is a finished PDF file,
> which any publisher SHOULD be able to read without any trouble.
> Depending on what you are doing and on the publisher, there may be
> requirements in terms of PDF version, color management, etc. but the
> point is the same. You publisher wants a PDF. Scribus produces PDF.
> No problem.
> If they publisher wants the "raw" source file(s), that implies they
> will be doing your layout for you. In that case, they will use what
> they choose to use. It could be scribus, of course, but it likely
> won't be.

but you could knock at adobe's doors and ask them if they can read scribus files...


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