[scribus] Need help please for PDF export re transparency

ZASKE Martin zm at revue-gugu.org
Mon May 15 17:01:25 UTC 2017

On 15.05.2017 17:26, Craig Bradney wrote:
>> On 15 May 2017, at 17:28, ZASKE Martin <zm at revue-gugu.org> wrote:
>> Dear Craig,
>> thank you for helping with this. I wrote that our document will
>> have 200+ pages. You wrote to remove some 196 pages in the middle.
>> The team is still proof-reading the last chapters while I prepare
>> the layout. So far, our document in Scribus has got 304 pages. Once
>> I have the final text, I can insert the illustrations for the
>> chapters after chapter 1. So far chapter 1 with illustrations and
>> all the draft-text is running as far as page 87. So pages 88 to 304
>> are still empty but needed for the coming illustrations which will
>> make the text flow further back.
>> Once I know how many pages we will really need, I will delete the
>> rest and will end up with some 200+. Is that a bad approach? Is
>> there a limit of pages?
>> Scribus got somewhat slower when I filled 87 pages with text and 
>> illustrations but seems stable in itself. Our chapters are huge,
>> the book only got an intro plus three long chapters and I had hoped
>> to keep the entire book in one file, because the text will still be
>> fine-tuned until a few days before printing (first time for us to
>> do such an extensive translation from Swedish).
>> For your test, I left the master pages and the first two pages and
>> the last two pages. All other pages
>> <PAGE PAGEXPOS="519.528188976378" ... NUM="2" ... NUM="303" ...
>> Di="0"/> I deleted.
>> But you realize that there are already text-frames and
>> illustration frames on each page? And many of those already have
>> content in them.
>> When I deleted all those pages "from the middle", Scribus will no
>> longer open the document, it just crashes (closes) without any
>> error message.
>> Do I need to manually delete all content from the "middle pages"
>> and how would I do that for some 300 pages? If you are telling me
>> this is what I need to do, I will find a way.
>> When I run Scribus from the Windows command line, like this 
>> C:\Program Files\Scribus 1.5.3.svn>Scribus.exe then I get no useful
>> information either, sorry. It also crashes but no messages in the
>> cmd window.
>> What is the next step please?
>> Martin
> Hi Martin
> This is just to reduce the file size a little for testing by us.
> Don't edit the file in a text editor. Just open the copy SLA in
> Scribus and delete the pages using the Page Delete menu item. If
> there’s 200 pages, then delete using that item from page 3-197. Save
> the file. If it crashes when exporting to PDF, send us the PDF and
> the SLA file. If it doesn’t crash, try and delete a few less pages,
> e.g. 100. Try exporting again.
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It does not crash but the Adobe Reader cannot open, so I fear for the
print shop. This happens even when I only keep the first five pages.

I am sending my files to Craig and jghali off-list.


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