[scribus] Screenshots for Scribus Release

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Sat Nov 26 15:44:12 UTC 2011

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 09:19:35 -0500 Gregory Pittman
<gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Not sure how others feel, but the main thing I would say is to
> remember that the Success Stories are supposed to highlight the
> use of Scribus, so perhaps some text about how Scribus was used
> to advantage for the cover, maybe including the way you create
> PDF-X1a files for your printer.
> Greg

The conversion to PDF X/1-a:2001 is very simple. I load the sla
file into Scribus 1.5.0 and save from there. To keep LSI happy I
also use an ICC profile that is taken from a standard ICC profile
but with in ink saturation limit of 240%. The profile can be
found here: http://wexfordpress.com/tex/SWOPcoated5_240.icc

A kind person on the icc mailing list created it for me.

For those who lack 1.5.0 and who prepare files for LSI I suggest
saving as a tiff file. LSI will accept that format. 

I don't use the LSI template but I do follow their cover file
naming convention of course. I created my own Scribus template
facility here:


You fill out a form and get another form back with the values to
plug into Scribus (any version.) The values are overall height
and width of the document (including bleeds) and the positions of
vertical guides. 

Downloading and compiling 1.5.0 is not so simple for Windows and
OS X users, although it can be done of course. That is why I
campaigned (unsuccessfully) for inclusion of the X/1-a output in
some earlier version of Scribus. I am happy with my nightly
download of 1.5.0, but others don't have the facilities for
compilation etc. that I have with Slackware Linux. 

I note that the compilation dates of both 1.4.0 RC6 and 1.5.0 are
up to November 21. I am very happy with either product. I use
1.4.0 RC6 in the expectation that it will be more complete and
more clean than 1.5.0 but I have no objective evidence to support
that theory.  

It would be nice if the former facility for accessing the style
editor from within the story editor was revived, but I have
learned to live with that unfortunate limitation. 
I will boil all the above down into a success story, but right now I
have an indexing customer waiting. 

 John Culleton 
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