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dragonfly

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insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:23:44 am »
Why does LaTex seem to render so poorly in the "insert render frame"?

Any tips for improving the image?


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Re: insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 08:16:44 am »
If I recall right it is rendered as PDF, and Scribus will by default rasterize an embedded PDF. There is a checkbox  for the experimental feature of not rasterizing PDF/EPS.

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Re: insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 09:09:06 pm »
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There is a checkbox  for the experimental feature of not rasterizing PDF/EPS.

I've been looking for this "anti raster" checkbox but can't find it in Scribus 1.4.1
Where exactly is this option?

See below a screenshot of a rendered textframe alongside an imageframe.
And also a screenshot of editor from a rendered frame.

Each rendered frame seems to auto insert  sample LaTeX code.   I don't know why.

I would like the font rendering to be the same across text frame and rendered frame.

Thanks.



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Re: insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 10:59:31 pm »
hi dragonfly

I've been looking for this "anti raster" checkbox but can't find it in Scribus 1.4.1
Where exactly is this option?

you'll find the 'embed pdf &eps files'-checkbox under: 'file' → 'document setup' → 'pdf-export' → 'general'.

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Re: insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 12:01:48 am »
Thanks .. I've found the checkbox .. but the problem now is that it is not able to be ticked .. it is greyed out.

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Re: insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 01:40:06 am »
i have never seen this box grayed out. can't help – sorry!

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Re: insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 09:06:03 am »
hi dragonfly,

did you compile scribus yourself?
which distribution or OS?

iirc, the function is not available when scribus has been compiled without linking to podofo... which should only happen when you compile scribus yourself... (or you use a distribution like gentoo that compiles scribus for you on your computer)

hth
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Re: insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 11:06:10 am »
I installed Scribus into Ubuntu 12.04 using Ubuntu Software Centre.
I've looked at the info and it reads as follows:

Version   scribus 1.4.0.dfsg+r17300-1ubuntu1

The splash icon reads as Scribus 1.4.0

But when I run scribus --version in command terminal I get

Scribus Version 1.4.1.svn

I believe that I tried "check for updates" which might account for this.
Looking at this again it shows these options for updates ..

1.4.1
1.4.2.svn
1.5.0.svn

I guess I should be trying to compile from source code.


[Later edit]

I've now found this helpful thread which I'll try to follow.

http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,578.0.html

Thanks.


« Last Edit: October 25, 2012, 01:41:18 pm by dragonfly »

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Re: insert render frame .. embedding LaTex
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 10:54:22 am »
hi dragonfly,

no, i was not suggesting you to compile scribus by yourself. just asking if you had done it.

from what you've written below, i would guess that the podofo version shipped with ubuntu is too old for scribus to use it.

you can try to add the scribus repositories and install scribus and podofo from there:
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Ubuntu

good luck!
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