# [scribus] We should be able to change fontsize in latex editor

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Jun 16 20:05:34 UTC 2011

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:46:44 -0400
John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> On Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:14:13 pm a.l.e wrote:
> > hi john,
> >
> > >>> If the end result is to be a poster then CMYK would be my
> > >>> choice. It
> is
> > >>> printing after all.
> > >>
> > >> he is probably printing the poster on a internal print shop with
> > >> a
> laser
> > >> printer which expects RGB files...
> > >>
> > >> afaik, nowadays, printing not always expects CMYK, anymore! and
> > >> you should only do CMYK if somebody requested to do so (or you
> > >> have the knowhow to handle CMYK!)
> > >>
> > >> ciao
> > >> a.l.e
> > >
> > > To each his own. My desktop color printer (HP Color Laser
> > > CP1518ni) has four cartridges, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK.
> > > Clearly it will
> handle
> > > CMYK just fine.
> >
> > if if it has four cartridges, your desktop printer probably expects
> > RGC (this means that your driver converts your job in RGB and then
> > the printer converts it back to CMYK.
> >
> > > I do not see any difficulty in handling CMYK in Scribus.
> >
> > yes, but it's harder to produce CMYK from latex.
> >
> > since the persons having asked the question doesn't seem to have a
> > deep color knowledges, it's probably better for him to stick to RGB.
> >
> > but why do simple, when one can do it complicated!
> >
> > ciao
> > a.l.e
> >
>
> I agree simple is better than complicated, which is why I use either
> pdftex or luatex instead of any form of LaTeX. The math formulas are
> identical. There was no need to add the complexities of LaTeX to
> Scribus, but most people are more famiiliar with LaTeX which is
> probably why it was chosen. I have been working with TeX (various
> formats) for nearly 2 decades now. I only use pdflatex when I need
> the various special facilities of the Memoir class. That class is not
> relevant to Scribus.
>
> The TeX file pdfcolor.tex defines 68 colors in CMYK form. (More could
> be added by the user of course).
> In that file each color is defined in two lines:
>
> \def\cmykGreenYellow{0.15 0 0.69 0}
> \def\GreenYellow{\pdfsetcolor{\cmykGreenYellow}}
>
> Note that the range in TeX for a base color is 0 to 1, not 0 to 100
> as in Scribus.
>
> But the user need only know the name "GreenYellow"
>
>
>   You can use the file in e.g., pdftex thus:
> \input pdfcolor.tex
>
> Then in pdftex any passage of text can be enclosed in brackets and it
> will appear in a designated color thus:
> {\GreenYellow here is some text}
>
> Now that is simple. And that is CMYK, TeX style.

and at the end is the black used for the text cmyk?

haven't you read that the guy was already going to ditch scribus + latex because it's too complicated?

let's give him straight explanations no what he should and refrain from digressing in things which are not essential for him to reach his goal.

ciao
a.l.e