[scribus] Eps: solving my Windows/Scribus issue
bmcken at pobox.com
Mon Jan 24 04:47:59 CET 2011
w/Windows 2000/sp4, Scribus 1.3.9
I have been using Scribus off an on for a few years now, as
I continued my research and software development.
I have been developing my own software to generate and
export various graphics formats, which for publishing a book
given the nature of my data required the quality of vector
formats. I am currently exporting one type of graph to svg
and another to eps.
My eps files are generated by printing the graphic from my
proprietary app _to a file_ using the Acrobat Distiller 3.0
driver. This driver works well for me, but does not seem to
be available from Adobe anymore, but is still available from
I have no idea if this driver will work with Windows 7, so I
may be approaching an end of life situation with this scheme.
The standard Scribus recommended scheme for .eps files of
"File > Import > Get Vector File," then saving to an .sla,
and then exporting to pdf, which we all need to publish
from, was not working on my system: it was resulting in the
fonts in my eps files converted to outlines which lost much
of their vector integrity and loss of line integrity.
Thanks to a lengthy process of dedicated help from the
development team it was suggested that I use the Get Image
menu item and open the eps file into an image frame.
Then by checking the "Embed PDF & EPS Files" in the "Save as
PDF" dialog, my font was embedded without converting to
outlines and my graphic lines retained all their integrity.
This help has been a life-saver for me and I offer it in
case it is of use to anyone else.
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