[scribus] need PDF help or alternate suggestions

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Jan 16 22:21:20 CET 2011

On Sunday 16 January 2011 15:41:11 Pam daMonium wrote:
> Okay - are you referring to the Scribus file and the PDF file? You
> want me to post them somewhere that you access them? A screenshot
> will look the same as the Scribus file, no? Yes, because of the
> restricted palette in Scribus, two of the color blocks have
> transparency associated with them.

As we used to say in the Amateur Radio Club, we were all novices once. 
So don't be shy of this list. I ask questions all the time.   The only 
stupid question is the one a person was too shy to ask. 

Let me clear up one point. The color palette you use can be as varied 
as you want. If you CLOSE all jobs, go to Edit->colors, you can make a 
selection of any of several palettes. My favorite is Scribus Open Office 
which has roughly 80 colors.  And you can construct new colors in CMYK 
notation. You have to select a color first (any color) and then click 
on "new".  I just did that.  You fill in the name and the values. Then 
and save it. It becomes added to the current palette which you can 
then save. 

Some shades may require low levels of certain colors. But they still 
do not require transparency, which may not be allowed by some printer 
profiles. For example C=0,M=10,Y=0,K=0 yields a very pale pink suitable 
for simulating colored paper.

I use the Galaxy Gauge Color Map Pro for reference and inspiration 
both for individual shades and appropriate combinations.  It is truly 
a jewel of a product and I highly recommend it.

John Culleton
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