[scribus] New for 1.6.0 - Tagged PDF to improve accessibility of PDFs?

Marc Balmer marc at msys.ch
Sun Sep 15 10:39:17 UTC 2013

Am 15.09.13 12:33, schrieb Peter Nermander:
>> Let me also repeat that, as of now, Scribus's PDF output isn't primarily intended to create PDFs that will be published as electronic documents (the exception being PDF forms, and, in 1.5/1.6, 3D PDFS). Instead, Scribus creates "print-ready" PDFs, which serve as some kind of intermediate between the designer and the printer. The final "format" is the printed product.
> I think this part needs to be more emphasized: Scribus is not for
> creating PDF:s, it's for creating printed (paper) works.

Hmm, that surprises me a bit, since I use it for PDF creation as well.
Good to know that this is not the purpose of scribus.

Do you know any tools that can be used on scribus generated PDF files to
"polish" them, to make them "good" PDFs?  Some postprocessing tools?

Thanks for any hints,


> The PDF from Scribus is just a standardized way to transfer the to the
> printing company.
> So, anyone requesting PDF features need to ask themselves the
> question: Is that feature necessary for correct printing?
> Sure, in the future Scribus might be "The" PDF creation software for
> printing as well as other forms of PDF, but currently it isn't. And as
> long as Scribus can't handle complex scripts and things like that for
> printed works, those issues should get a bigger priority.
> Tagged PDFs are NOT a showstopper for printed works.

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