[scribus] PDF & Transparency problem printing

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com
Mon Jul 7 07:53:19 CEST 2008

Louis Desjardins a écrit :
> pat.higgins a écrit :
>> Hi
>> I'm new to this list, and a newbie to DTP in general and
>> Scribus in particular.
>> I'm using Scribus to make a booklet for a/my first music CD.
>> I've had some success on-screen with pictures, layering,
>> shapes, and text boxes ( combining them, and getting the
>> text to be the background image..... ) looks real pretty,
>> however I struck a problem when exporting.
>> I'm exporting to PDF ( expecting to produce a .PDF to print
>> the finished product ), and when I do this , it flattens the
>> levels, and I lose the transparent content.
>> Adobe have some documents that describe the problem,but I
>> haven't seen a single clear solution, I read on the Scribus
>> site, "select PDF 1.4 to support transparency..." which I
>> have done. I'm running Scribus on Windows XP and
>> Adobe Reader.
>> The PC I created the .PDF has Adobe 7 installed, and the PC
>> ( at work ) I tried to print the file from has Adobe 8.1. (
>> I don't have a printer on my home PC ).
>> I believe the problem is with Adobe 7 ( on the home machine
>> ) as exporting to .PDF stripped the transparent objects out,
>> so that I was left with text and no background image, which
>> had been there earlier... ). Scribus pre-flight complained
>> about "objects have transparency" , so I clicked the ignore
>> button not realising the impact.
> Hi Pat,
> AFAIK, it should work.
> Now, if you get a warning from the preflight verifier that some objects 
> on your page have transparency, then it means that you haven’t used PDF 
> 1.4 but have selected PDF 1.3 or PDF/X-3.
> Otherwise this is an issue that have to be investigated. I am testing 
> here on a Mac with and everything works fine.
> In Acrobat, you also should make sure that in the Preferences you check 
> the option Display overprint (I am translating from French so it might 
> not be exactly that wording).
> There is lots to read on PDF formats. You can start there:
> http://www.planetpdf.com/mainpage.asp?webpageid=1220

More here:
> Louis
>> How do I fix it, it seems non-trivial.....
>> Thanks for any advice.
>> Pat Higgins

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