[scribus] Empty text frame error when exporting a PDF form

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Thu Oct 6 14:32:22 UTC 2016

What we need is a form based PDF profile check.

> On 6 Oct 2016, at 14:44, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
>> On 10/06/2016 08:28 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:
>> hi
>>> On 06/10/16 14:17, David Goss wrote:
>>> When I export a layout that has PDF form fields on it, I get error
>>> messages from the preflight verifier about empty text frames. It then
>>> lists all of the PDF fields.
>>> This basically renders the preflight useless, because a real empty
>>> text frame error could be hidden in the list of false positives. Is
>>> there anything I can do to my text frames or an error checking setting
>>> to avoid these errors?
>>> Note: This happens with Scribus 1.5.2--if I recall correctly, this
>>> didn't happen when exporting the same PDF using Scribus 1.4.x
>> while your concern is correct and deserves a bug report (please fill one
>> : - ), i would say that if you're creating PDF forms you can almost
>> safely ignore all the warnings from the preflight verifier.
>> they are thought for the professional printing workflow (where you do
>> not want to notice a "frame error" when you get thousands of copies back
>> from the printer.
> As a.l.e says, don't take the warnings too seriously. It's worth
> scanning any errors just to make sure you're aware of them.
> I recently played a bit with a textfield form so that I could answer a
> question on the list, and encountered the same issue with an empty
> textfield frame. What was more concerning was that I couldn't seem to
> enter anything in the PDF form. What got around this was to put
> something in it -- it might be just a space. That way, you don't get the
> warning, and you shouldn't have any trouble entering info in the textfield.
> Greg
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