[scribus] PDF X-1a:2001 disappeared.

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Mar 6 19:17:09 UTC 2017

On 03/06/2017 01:25 PM, scrib at wexfordpress.com wrote:
> ----------------------------------------
>  From: "Owen Cook" <owen.cook at gmx.com>
> Sent: Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:22 PM
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Subject: Re: [scribus] PDF X-1a:2001 disappeared.   
>> When I follow my own instructions of 2009 I cannot find the above
>> preference. This PDF format was always one of the
>> bragging points of Scribus of yesteryear. I tried two recent versions:
>> 1.5.2 on Windows 7 and a bleeding edge
>> compile on Slackware linux . The popup instructions still mention it as 
> an
> An alternative to Greg's solution is to turn Color Management on via the 
> "Toggle Color Management" icon on the right hand side of the menu bar. See 
> http://pcug.org.au/~rcook/scribus/Color-Management.jpg
> Owen
>  At the moment I am using  Scribus 1.4.6 to eliminate any bleeding edge 
> problems.
>  On a test Document I made sure that color management was on.

Where? If it's in a document already open, you have to do this in
Document Setup, not Preferences. At the top of the Color Management tab
is a box to check for Activate Color Management.

 I also made
> sure that under the color tab of
>  the pdf export routine "printer" was chosen (this should be the default 
> imo)

This won't make any difference. You should also get a choice of PDF X-1a
for screen/web.

>  Still no X-1a:2001 choice.  The Chen book (2010 edition) says use Adobe 
> Acrobat Distiller to convert to the desired format.

Chen didn't know how to do it either.


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