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daigu

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White line in text shape with gradient
« on: May 01, 2012, 12:22:28 am »
I'm using Scribus 1.4.0 on Ubuntu 11.04. And I'm a newbie Scribus user. Searched around on the internet (forum and bug report) but found no reference to the following.

I have a text box with a gradient (horizontal or free lineair). There are three vectors. A white one at 0%, another white one at 100% and a custom color green one at 50%. The text has a custom color blue and is flowing around an image shape.
When I export to a PDF, a white vertical line is clearly showing at the place of the center vector. When I move the vector, the line also moves along. If I move the vector far enough to the right, the line will disappear.
I don't know if the line also shows on paper after printing.

Any ideas?

Meho R.

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Re: White line in text shape with gradient
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 07:39:26 am »
Can we get an example .sla file or a screenshot, please?

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Re: White line in text shape with gradient
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 09:59:34 pm »
Here are the attachments. You can see the white line between the "n" and "d" from London (and above and below).

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Re: White line in text shape with gradient
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 10:29:21 pm »
I attached screenshots of docs you posted earlier. I don't see anything unusual (Okular PDF reader on Debian GNU/Linux). Which PDF reader are you using? Did you try any other?

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Re: White line in text shape with gradient
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 10:04:17 pm »
I am using Evince Document Viewer 2.32.0, Using poppler/cairo (0.16.4)
I was not able to install Foxit, but I'll try it on another system.
Thanks for checking.

Just tested on a Windows machine with Adobe Reader and there is no white line.
So it's a Scribus/Evince thing. Will just ignore it.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 10:46:09 pm by daigu »

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Re: White line in text shape with gradient
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 08:43:00 am »
If the problem does not exist in Adobe Reader, it is not Scribus fault.

Scribus produces high quality PDFs, some PDF readers can't handle all features of the PDF format. Adobe Reader is the reference. if a PDF works in Adobe Reader but fails in another reader, the PDF is correct and the other reader has a bug.