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TeamTTL

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Scribus to pdf export
« on: July 01, 2020, 10:32:34 am »
My document looks like this on Scribus:

                                                  PAGE 1
                            PAGE 2           PAGE 3
                            PAGE 4           .......

But on PDF it looks like this:

                            PAGE 1          PAGE 2
                            PAGE 3          PAGE 4
                            PAGE 5           .......

What am I doing wrong?


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Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 02:00:07 pm »
What am I doing wrong?

i suspect reader settings.

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Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 02:07:17 pm »
Hi Utnik,

What are 'reader settings' and where are they?

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Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 02:38:12 pm »
Utnik,

If you mean Adobe Reader settings, have tried all the settings and they do not change a thing.

The pages of the document are coloured for children and the pdf needs to preserve the way the document looks with Scribus. For example,

                                                                                Page1 is navy
                                              Page2 is green          Page3 is green
                                              Page4 is orange        Page5 is orange
                                              Page6 is cyan            Page7 is cyan
                                              Page8 is orange        Page9 is orange
                                              etc etc

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Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 06:05:17 pm »
I can fix the problem by using PDF Writer and adding a new page before the first page of the exported pdf document. But, that's not the issue. Either I and other people who have posted about this phenomenon are missing something about Scribus to pdf export settings or there is a bug somewhere. Either way, it would be nice to get help!

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Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 06:52:41 pm »
when i export a .pdf with 'facing page right' checked in the 'viewer' tab of the export window, at least my copy of adobe reader shows the file starting with a single page and then in double pages.
but some readers may overwrite the settings of the file. (even adobe reader might be set up to overwrite them – i didn't try…)

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Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 08:23:42 pm »
I don't have the option 'facing page right' with Scribus 1.4.8.
There are:
single
continuous
double page left
double page right

I tried a dozen times for a draft (not final copy unfortunately): I do not know why but one of them came out correctly as 'facing page right' and the reader does not change it on two computers. Why? Does it make a difference which pdf version option is chosen perhaps?

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Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 01:10:39 am »
'double page right' with scribus 1.4.8 works for me.
if it doesn't for you, i would check the settings in your .pdf reader.

utnik