[scribus] Scribus 1.5.0svn "smears" *some* text characters on opening 1.4.3.sla file

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Fri Mar 28 14:25:00 UTC 2014

The subject should read "smears some text characters"...


Richard Foley

Supporting Naked Activities


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 03:10:11PM +0100, Richard Foley wrote:
> I need to produce the elusive PDF/X-1a:2011 for LSI full colour compliance.
> I'm running SuSe Linux 13.1 Previously, I used Scribus 1.4.0 to produce the
> basic layout and cover sla files. Then I exported them using Scribus 1.5.0. No
> problem (eventually).
> I find I need to do the same thing again, and am having issues. I used Scribus
> 1.4.3 to create the original sla files. Scribus 1.5.0 wouldn't run because of
> some silly library issues, so I installed a fresh 1.5.0 svn. (After some
> hilarity with dependencies). Ready to go, or so I thought.
> Now, when I just OPEN the Cover.sla in Scribus 1.5.0svn, I get a weird
> "smear"ing of several of the type characters on my bar code. The smearing goes
> off to the right and down. And where the smearing goes over the number
> character itself, the black is reversed to white.
> This doesn't look good. Has anyone else seen this before? Any bright and
> helpful suggestions?
> Many thanks in advance.
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> Richard Foley
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