- The PDFs generated by Scribus are of very high quality and should never be a problem when delivered to a print shop.
- Bugs related to the PDF generation are treated with very high priority by the Scribus team.
|Are there preferred viewers for viewing Scribus exported PDF?||Yes, definitely.
1. Adobe Reader 5.0.10+
|When i create a doc and export it to PDF format, can someone with a full version of Acrobat edit the PDF? Is there something I need to do in order for this to be allowed?||You can edit PDF with sometimes very limited ability in increasing order of capabilities.
1) Adobe Illustrator can edit single page PDF and usually has no issues opening a Scribus PDF in my experience. Issues: Font substitutions when opening saving.
2) Full Acrobat Professional 5+. Note Acrobat 5.0.5 sometimes will give an "unable to parse" error with some Scribus PDFs. We believe this is an Acrobat 5.0.5 bug. Acrobat 6.0+ does not give this message. Issues: Sometimes text is not easy to edit and is not recommended. Extracting images or vectors is not an issue.
3) Acrobat Professional Add ons - The two best known are PitStop or Quite a Box of Tricks to truly edit parts of a PDF. These are specialist pre-press tools which are focused on pre-flight and adjustment of PDFs for commerical printing.
That said, PDF was never intended to be an 'editable' format, but a final 'electronic paper' format. Except for pre-press work, planning on a document workflow based on PDF editing is surely frustrating and takes some knowledge of the non-linear format of PDF internally.
Lastly, you need not do anything special, except not encrypt it.
|What is the difference between PDF 1.3, PDF 1.4,1.5 and the recently released PDF 1.6?||PDF 1.2 = Acrobat 3.0 - relatively obsolete now
PDF 1.4 = Acrobat 5.0 - Actually, introduced with Illustrator 9, The main difference to concern Scribus users is PDF 1.4, has both transparency and alpha transparency capabilites, which make a major difference in where a PDF with these features can be printed. It takes wither the latest commercial RIP's or a Level 3 Postscript printer to use these features properly. The latest versions of Ghostscript support the advanced PDF 1.4 features Scribus can create when exporting PDF.
PDF 1.5 = Acrobat 6.0 - The release of PDF 1.5 specs to accompanied the release of Acrobat 6. Among the most interesting for Scribus users: many improvements for "press-ready" PDF, the capability to have true layering within the PDF, PDF-X "pre-flight" capability, more security and interactive features, like the ability to add comments which are separate from the original doc.
PDF 1.6 = Acrobat 7.0 - Closely models the PDF 1.5 spec with more digital security,multimedia and workflow features. Unfortunately, few viewers or printers can support the latest two PDF specs.
- Supported versions: PDF/X-3 (1.3.3.x and 1.3.8+), PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-4 (1.5svn only, no backport possible).
- ICC profiles must be installed.
- You have to enable color management.
- You have to fill the "info string" in the "Pre-Press" tab of the PDF export dialog.
|PDF documents generated by Scribus are very large. Is there any way to reduce their size?||PDFs can grow very large if they include a lot of images. Here are some suggestions to reduce the PDF size:
Basically, forms created by Scribus can be filled with Acrobat Reader and Okular.
Embedding and/or outlining fonts
- Scribus will try to embed your fonts when exporting to PDF.
- Fonts with more than 2048 glyphs will be automatically converted to outlines to reduce the size of the PDF. This font-specific setting can be changed in Preferences > Fonts by unchecking the "Subset" option for a font.
- Embedding fonts exposes you to all the vagaries of font coding. Outlining is always a safe choice, because it moves the font interpretation to your computer, where you have full control and visibility on the end result
|Why don't images do not print on a HP LaserJet 1xxx series printer from within Scribus or from exported ps/pdf files, but can be viewed in pdfs?||
|How do you get printer to print on a non standard size page?||It depends: