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PDF Generation / Re: PDF convertion
« Last post by a.l.e on July 28, 2018, 10:59:09 am »
when a newcomer posts a link without much of explanation and without saying why that link is particularly good a few alarm bells ring: spam spam spam...

there are lot of such tool that do similar services for free (without being free (in the sense of free software)) and without specifying the reason why they are free.

you're welcome to repost the link if the service is free software (open source) or you can write more about your experience and explain us why it's better than all the other similar tools around.

on the other side there is a good solution that is based on free software: just download libreoffice (or openoffice) and you'll get a free software office suite that can read your doc documents and produce pdfs (among many other things).
if you want a command line tool, pandoc (also a free software tool!) should also be able to convert docx files to pdf.

hope that this explanation helps understanding why i moderate your link.
PDF Generation / Re: PDF convertion
« Last post by Bivhab on July 28, 2018, 12:40:46 am »
Is there any problem in links? Can you put the link again?
PDF Generation / Re: PDF convertion
« Last post by Bivhab on July 28, 2018, 12:38:00 am »
I suggested that tool because the tool can convert any type of file.
I have the same problem, tried changing themes, which one worked for you?
Vector graphics and postscript / Re: Importing pdfs as vector graphics
« Last post by a.l.e on July 26, 2018, 06:28:26 pm »
adding to what nermander wrote above: the pdf can get huge, but it can also still keep a manageable size, but become hard for the printer (the device) to print, since it has to take care of each curve individually.
Vector graphics and postscript / Re: Importing pdfs as vector graphics
« Last post by Nermander on July 26, 2018, 05:10:33 pm »
They may look the same, but if the text has been converted to vectors it is not possible to edit (becuse it is no longer considered text) and also the file size may become huge.
PDF Generation / Re: Ingram Spark - ICC and PDF/X-1a
« Last post by nanni on July 26, 2018, 01:52:06 pm »
After much reading, I realized there are relatively few "documented" cases of people successfully formatting a black and white interior with Scribus, on a Linux and without Adobe Acrobat.

It's all very confusing. I wrote to IngramSpark, asking whether they would accept PDF 1.3 for a B/W interior, but I am afraid the response will not make things any clearer.

If I don't want to use any proprietary software, it seems I'm stuck between three equally uncertain options:
A) ignoring the PDF/X-1a requirement and instead submitting PDF 1.3 with output intended for grayscale. I suppose this would give good black print quality.   
B) ignoring the grayscale requirement and going for a PDF/X-1a with US Web Coated SWOP v2. While making sure that all the file contains no other color than black. Two problems with this: the file might be rejected for using the ICC; the use of an ICC color profile might potentially make the printed text less black.
C) a combination of A and B: grayscaling the images (either with "image effects", or with Gimp) and activating color management. This way, the images would be presumably without a color profile, even if the output intent would have one. 

I guess it's time for me to give up, lol.

Beginner Talk / Re: Import multiple images
« Last post by dragonfly on July 26, 2018, 01:04:53 pm »
It may be that you have solved your problem by dragging in images as you describe above.

However I add this other approach using

Basically is placed in the scripts folder.
Then a template document is created with image frames created for each of your 100 or so images to be imported.
The file name for each imageframe is specified as %VAR_name% as explained here.

Then you create a csv file which is a list of image files to be imported.
Run and your document is created with imported images.

Beginner Talk / Re: Import multiple images
« Last post by scriber on July 25, 2018, 04:14:29 pm »
What timing!  :D
Just tried to select  some images from Dolphin file manager and grab them into a page of my scribus document, I decided to let you know, but you were faster than me!  ;)
As regards my OS, I'm using Slackware GNU/Linux 14.2 with KDE-4.x as Desktop Environment and I tested it by opening my images path with Dolphin File Manager, then grab then into Scribus document.
Very easy and quick!

Thanks all for your answers!
Beginner Talk / Re: Import multiple images
« Last post by utnik on July 25, 2018, 03:43:52 pm »
hi scriber   

it may depend on the os or file manager, but on macOS i can just grab a selection of images in a finder window and drag them to a page of a scribus document. when i drop the images, scribus creates the needed frames automatically – might be worth trying…   

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