[scribus] Cover file creation with Scribus 1.4.0 RC6

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Thu Nov 10 20:21:50 UTC 2011

On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 20:30:04 +0100
JLuc <jluc at no-log.org> wrote:

> Le 10/11/2011 19:34, Adam Abair a écrit :
> > In downloading the 6 programs necessary for Scribus 1.4.0 RC6, five
> > of the six programs downloaded without a problem.  But I have run
> > into a problem trying to download the GhostScript Suite.  When I
> > get to the dialog box asking the question: Do you want to open or
> > save this file? [ghostscript-9.04.tar bz2  / 28.4 MB] -- I get
> > trapped in an endless loop when I click either "Save" or "Open."
> >
> > When I click on "Save," I get the option "Open."  But when I click
> > on the option "Open," the screen blinks once and nothing happens.
> > No matter how many times I try, the same endless loop takes place.
> > None of the drop down options revealed by the drop down arrows that
> > appear next to the "Save" or "Open" buttons changes this endless
> > loop.
> >
> > Two questions:
> >
> > (1)  Why won't the GhostScript Suite download?  (What am I doing
> > wrong?);
> >
> > (2)  If I cannot successfully download the GhostScript Suite, will
> > Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro work successfully with Scribus 1.4.0 RC6 to
> > create PDF cover files acceptable to LSI?
> >
> > Adam
> 6 programs ? Strange, i only need one : scribus.
> AFAIK Scribus does not use ghostscript to produce PDFs so it shouldnt
> be a problem.
> JLuc


Ghostscript is needed to import or export ps or eps files. It
should be installed BEFORE Scribus is installed. There are times
when importing an eps file, or saving a ps file, is useful. For
example although Scribus has a built-in barcode mechanism it is
more convenient in many case to just use the bookland facility to
get a single eps file with both barcodes and the ocrb text
included and properly arranged.  The most convenient way to use an
LSI cover template is to import it as an eps file. I don't like to use
the LSI template but it is apparently mandatory for books with color

In addition to Ghostscript a well-endowed Scribus computer will
also have Gimp and TeX installed, since Scribus can make use of
both. Fortunately Linux usually comes with both. 

It might help to know what OS the original poster is using. I
assume MSWin. 

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