[scribus] Printing only visible layers in a PDF

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Tue Dec 30 08:42:02 UTC 2014

> Gesendet: Dienstag, 30. Dezember 2014 um 03:34 Uhr
> Von: "Gregory Pittman" <gpittman at iglou.com>
> An: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Betreff: Re: [scribus] Printing only visible layers in a PDF
> On 12/29/2014 06:30 PM, Frank wrote:
> > I want to be able to select the layers I can 
> > view and print from a PDF created by Scribus.
> > Currently all of the layers print not just the 
> > layers that have been selected in the PDF.
> > 
> > 
> To do this your selection method starts at PDF creation. You cannot
> include all layers in the PDF, then select which to print later.
> What you need to do is select the layers you wish to print in Scribus,
> then create different PDF versions for each selection of layers you want
> separated.
> So let's say you have a Background, a layer named B, and a third named C.
> From the Layers dialog, there are two potentially confusing choices.
> While you might decide to hide a layer by unchecking the column with the
> eye icon, this only hides it from view in Scribus. If you print or
> create a PDF, this hidden layer will still be printed/exported.
> So you must uncheck the column which shows a little printer icon just to
> the right of the eye. Unchecked layers will not be printed and will not
> export to the PDF.
> To only have the Background in my example, it must be checked to print,
> and layers B and C unchecked. Whether or not they're showing or hidden
> in Scribus makes no difference for the export.
> Greg

It really depends. In Adobe Reader it's possible to select layers for printing, but one needs to export to PDF 1.5 to get this feature. Most, if not all, other PDF viewers don't support PDF layers.



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