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polpero

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straight lines won't print
« on: February 26, 2016, 09:27:46 pm »
Hi
I've got a background layer made of parallel horizontal lines as in a child's writing book
but those lines won't appear in print preview or won't print.

Tests with other shapes or graphics do show,
only straight lines remain invisible.

Is this a bug?

tduell

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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 12:01:08 am »
Is it related to line thickness?

Cheers,
Terry

polpero

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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 12:22:24 am »
No...
Even a 1 inch thick line won't show in print preview
but shows on layer

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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 07:05:29 am »
polpero, could you attach a page of the scribus file for me to test?  I printed horizontal lines just fine in a fast layout I just made.

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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 04:09:51 pm »
Here is the document

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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 07:50:29 pm »
hi polpero


in my system (macOS 10.11.3 / scribus 1.5.1 and 1.5.0) your file behaves as expected. the lines show in the preview and in the exported .pdf file.


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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 07:52:00 pm »
polpero, I was able to create a .pdf file with the lines as well as modifying the thickness of the lines as you will see in the pdf file attached.  My only concern is the "line style" backLine.02 as you see in my screenshot...  I had to remove the style before I was able to print them, because that style is set to 'hairline' thickness and that has never worked for me in the past.  Not sure if this will help...

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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 09:29:24 pm »
here is a second test

the screen capture shows what i get both on the layer and in the printPreview

i can confirm that hairline doesn't register
but am still puzzled with the straight lines behavior
specially when compared to the boxes

here is also attached the .sla file

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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 09:45:02 pm »
hi polpero


here's a screenshot from my system (exported .pdf and .sla with print preview)

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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2016, 02:35:32 am »
So very strange...
out of three i seem to be the only one
experiencing this situation

here is another test
i added a SVG file created in Inkscape
containing 4 lines



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Re: straight lines won't print
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2016, 04:05:53 am »
polpero,

I too had no problems with your test files, did not have time to put up attachments, but I they worked just fine for myself as well.  I am working on a Mac (OSX 10.10) w/Scribus 1.5.1.

mnawij