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Vector graphics and postscript / Possible vector graphic trouble pdf/x-1a
« Last post by LesCM19 on June 28, 2018, 10:25:52 am »
I have been trying to get my pdf/x-1a document past the Wargame Vault/DriveThruRPG/Lightning Source premedia stage for a while.

Completed contents files would not upload to WV, it wasn't that they were rejected, the upload just hung. Since then tests revealed that contents versions without vector files uploaded OK but versions with vector files sent direct to LS were rejected possibly due to a flattening issue, they said.

Is this something which can occur with vector graphics? I have three layers for the background masterpages, image boxes and text boxes (the vector files are in the image layer for text to flow around).

The vector graphics were created by printing to a .ps file with a virtual postscript printer, renamed to .prn files and imported as vector files. They display fine when viewing the finished pdf.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Total Newbie - importing from Microsoft Publisher - text boxes
« Last post by a.l.e on June 28, 2018, 09:38:50 am »
hi

i got the the .pub file from the bug tracker and:

- there does not seem any content in there that needs to be hidden from the world!
  guys, please make our life easier and share your work, when you want help on issues that happen with a specific file!
- i could not find any issue in the file.
  what you are experiencing is probably: "grouping". a few text frames are grouped with rectangles surrounding them.
  just ungroup them and you will be able to edit the text below it.
  i'm not 100% sure of it, but from your description, this could be the issue.

if i'm correct with the diagnose above, this issue could have been resolved in a matter of minutes if you would have provided the file and other people could have seen it.

if you want to learn about scribus, the flossmanual is not a bad resource: http://write.flossmanuals.net/scribus/introduction/

and if you have further questions, just open a new topic : - )

have fun!
a.l.e
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Sorry about that blind alley.
<snip>

However, if at some later stage you take the view that you might try Linux (Ubuntu) on your cluster of PC's so that you can benefit from more open source software I am willing to refer to how to dual boot your PC so that you can use Windows or Ubuntu 16.04

From your first post ...

Quote
Edit: should have said Windows 7 64 bit as the OS.

Adopting my suggestion you would end up with a dualboot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 16.04.
But this will not help you in your short term task.

[Later Edit / Postscript]

Further trawling  found this ..

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-open-a-pub-file-without-publisher

which advises to open the PUB file using LibreOffice Draw (in LibreOffice suite) first and not LibreOffice Writer, then save as DOC.

Perhaps I should note that I do have some Linux systems and can also administer them and set up dual boot.
I have been a Unix system administrator off and on since about 1987. Started out with AT&T System V but have worked with many variants including Berkley. 8)
I used to run Fedora at one time, but recently I have been running Mint mainly.
However I have various hardware devices which are only supported in Windows so I use Windows for about 99% of the time these days.
However thank you for your kind offer. :)

Thanks for the details about filters for LibreOffice.

I did open the document on LibreOffice Draw but the text was overlaid and scrambled so much that it was more or less unreadable.

Now for another techie diversion which has good news at the end. I have several systems which were upgraded to Windows 10 then immediately downgraded again to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. This reserved the ability to run W10 in the future without having to pay for an upgrade. I had an SSD crash on my Windows 8.1 system but was short of time and just used a Windows 7 system instead. I've resurrected the crashed system from the HDD copy that was upgraded to W10 and this one has a copy of Publisher. So I am hopeful that I can get at the file and edit it once the system has finished doing whatever W10 does after it has been left turned off for a while. Seems to be mainly thrashing the HDD, presumably doing whatever background patching that is required.

Touch wood my most immediate problem has gone away (subject to the vagaries of W10) but I still would prefer to switch to using Scribus in the longer term. There is also the bug in the import from .pub to try and bottom out with the developers.

Thanks to everyone for their help so far.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Total Newbie - importing from Microsoft Publisher - text boxes
« Last post by utnik on June 27, 2018, 09:28:59 pm »
hi mnawij   

he might have uploaded the files with a private bug report.
you won't be able to see them unless you're a scribus developer…     

utnik
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PDF Generation / Re: Won't show as a PDF
« Last post by utnik on June 27, 2018, 09:12:19 pm »
hi whyz     

i've missed your question – sorry!
if my assumption is right, all you have to do is to check the print box in the 'layers' palette.if this doesn't help, it will be hard to see whats going wrong without access to the .sla file.       

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Total Newbie - importing from Microsoft Publisher - text boxes
« Last post by mnawij on June 27, 2018, 08:22:23 pm »
Felixstowe, did you post the Publisher and Scribus files, I do not see any download links.

mnawij
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Sorry about that blind alley.
As I explained I have no use for MS Publisher
and I am just posting links I found by a google search which you can also do

"convert pub to doc"

Most hits refer to using Publisher but of course you do not have Publisher.

This link I found ..

https://www.file-extensions.org/convert-pub-to-doc

Advises ...

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Alternatively, .pub files can be also opened and exported as .doc files in the OpenOffice.org free office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux and its derivatives with installed PubOOo extension.

Now this requires you to install LibreOffice (which should contribute to your future workflow).   Although You confirm that you have LibreOffice (version=???) installed but you might need the PubOOo extension.

https://www.libreoffice.org/

Next investigate ....

https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/templates-and-extensions/

and

https://extensions.libreoffice.org/

Then read ...

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=31795

and try this download ...

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/PubOOo.shtml

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PubOOo is a useful extension designed to recursively convert Microsoft Publisher documents to OOo format (Impress).
It displays comprehensive interface which makes it a cinch to create the new OOo files within a few clicks.
OpenOffice extension MS Publisher to OOo Convert to OOo Microsoft PublisherOpenOffice Convert Publisher2OOo

I offer no warranty that this path will work for you.

However, if at some later stage you take the view that you might try Linux (Ubuntu) on your cluster of PC's so that you can benefit from more open source software I am willing to refer to how to dual boot your PC so that you can use Windows or Ubuntu 16.04

From your first post ...

Quote
Edit: should have said Windows 7 64 bit as the OS.

Adopting my suggestion you would end up with a dualboot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 16.04.
But this will not help you in your short term task.

[Later Edit / Postscript]

Further trawling  found this ..

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-open-a-pub-file-without-publisher

which advises to open the PUB file using LibreOffice Draw (in LibreOffice suite) first and not LibreOffice Writer, then save as DOC.
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I don't use MS Publisher, in fact I'm on Linux.
PUB format is very dated and MS proprietary format.
I would work on a plan to move away from being dependent on MS Publisher.
e.g. look at LibreOffice which installs on Windows and Linux.

But your existing PUB source might be converted to DOC using this online tool ..

https://www.zamzar.com/convert/pub-to-doc/

Then with converted PUB to DOC output you can open with LibreOffice or older Abiword.
You should be able to massage the source to get some format to import into Scribus.

Then consider dropping MS Explorer as your editor in the pipeline..

Asked for a convert to odt and that was a waste of time - just got hex back.
Tried again for .doc and the same.
It just seems to convert to text - which looks like XML style source. No useful data in a readable format.
It also crashes LibreOffice Writer.
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Have you tried the PUB > DOC conversion link
in post #4 above?
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hi felixstower

i wonder if the text has filters layered over it and scribus is loading a preview image instead of the real content

.would it be possible to upload
- the .pub file
- a pdf created from publisher
- and the .sla you get

to the bug tracker? (https://bugs.scribus.net).


if you mark the ticket as private it won't be world readable, just available for the developers.

ciao
a.l.e

I can do two of them - .pub and .sla.
Can't get a PDF because I don't have access to publisher.

Edit: Done.
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