[scribus] Free conversion of cover files to PDF X/1-a:2001

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Sat Sep 15 15:19:41 UTC 2012

That's a great offer, John.

I don't need it because I also use Linux and have Scribus 1.5.0 installed so I
can generate my own PDF/X-1a:2001 files directly from my own *.sla files. But I
found out the hard way. I just wanted to say *thumbs-up* :-)


Richard Foley

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On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 05:18:05PM -0400, john Culleton wrote:
> Scribus 1.4.x won't produce an output in PDF X/1-a:2001 format as
> required for covers by LSI and some other printers. Scribus 1.5.0
> will, but is probably about six months away from stability as
> 1.6.0. This doesn't bother me because I use Linux and keep up
> with the latest 1.5.0 nightly. But not everyone is so lucky. So
> for those who use Windows or OS X or just don't want to bother
> with installing 1.5.0 I offer the following free service.
> If you will send me your (collected) sla file I will load it into 1.5.0,
> generate a PDF X/1-a:2001 file, and return it to you. Send it 
> to:
> sales at wexfordpress.com
> with the Subject of:
> conversion
> I will of course respect your copyright and confidentiality.
> IMPORTANT:  You must "collect" the document into a new folder first, or
> I won't have your fonts and external artwork available to me. When you
> collect it that process will create a special folder just for this
> save. Included in this folder will be subfolders. You need to zip or
> gzip the entire new folder and attach that to your email. If you
> collected the document into a new folder named "collect" then the
> correct command is:
> zip -r foo.zip collect
> You send me foo.zip
> -- John Culleton 
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