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PDF Generation / Re: Fonts apparently not embedding in PDF
« Last post by a.l.e on October 16, 2019, 09:20:14 am »
- create an empty sample .sla document with as many pages as you plan to have.
- add a text frame with the same font(s) you're using in your real document and a few words in there.
- create a pdf.
- upload the pdf to your print shop.


- if the print shop accepts the new pdf, in your real document your did something differently and you / we will have to find out what.
- if the  print shop does not accept the pdf, please upload the .sla file and the pdf to this forum and we will try to check what could have gone wrong. (in a second step you might also need to share the fonts...)

can you try that?
General Discussion / Re: Keyboard arrow increment adjustable?
« Last post by inkuser on October 16, 2019, 12:30:23 am »
dear inkuser

if you have issues with the way the modifier-arrows work for inches in scribus 1.5, please specify what you exactly want and if the request is sane it will be implemented.

Do you mean holding Shift and/or Shift+Ctrl while arrowing the item? I'm totally good with that. I'm a huge fan of keeping hands on the keyboard with key commands, and mousing for what the keyboard isn't good for.

Now that I know those modifier keys, they're hard-wired into me noodle.

Thank you!
PDF Generation / Re: Fonts apparently not embedding in PDF
« Last post by discus277 on October 15, 2019, 08:02:49 pm »
The problem is that the Blurb uploader doesn't think the fonts are does one find out if they are really there or not?
General Discussion / Re: Making PDFs smaller?
« Last post by inkuser on October 15, 2019, 06:53:21 pm »
If I understand you correctly, I did it several times yesterday: PDFd the same document with all of the same graphic and text elements.

The resulting PDF was consistently appx 15mb; Acrobat pro knocked it down to 2.7mb
PDF Generation / Re: Fonts apparently not embedding in PDF
« Last post by a.l.e on October 15, 2019, 04:39:16 pm »
when you "file > export > to pdf" go to the fonts tab and make sure that all you fonts are outlines or embedded.

if it's the case, then the font should really be in there.
if they're not it's a bad scribus bug that needs to be fixed asap!
but i'm pretty confident that if you did not miss a font  there, scribus will be doing the right thing.

and, no, scribus does not have pdf/a...
(and pdf/a is not meant for the print workflow but (as the a suggests...) for long term archiving of documents)
PDF Generation / Fonts apparently not embedding in PDF
« Last post by discus277 on October 15, 2019, 04:24:49 pm »
Have a 110 page book and trying to upload PDF to Blurb. Their PDF uploader says fonts may not be embedded. They suggest OUTLINE so I have tried both OUTLINE and EMBED exporting with both PDF 1.4 AND 1.5

Their help desk suggests "select PDF/A format".....I see no such option for this in the Scribus export PDF function. Is there a way to select PDF/A ? 

Or any other suggestions greatly appreciated

thanks, Jim
PDF Generation / Format Text Field (text mask)
« Last post by Kiwi on October 15, 2019, 11:44:02 am »
Hi all,

I'm trying to add a text mask to a PDF text field where the user is limited to enter only a uppercase character followed by two numbers a dash and then 5 numbers i.e. A12-34567
I can't find any information about putting in a text mask, I tried the Acrobat version A99-99999 but that only gives me errors in the PDF viewer.
I found information how to check the input after the user has put in the text, but i want to check during the users input
Is there a URL which explains how to do this, or can somebody explain how to do this.

Many thanks :)

General Discussion / Re: Ventura 10 files
« Last post by a.l.e on October 15, 2019, 10:28:32 am »
exporting two copies of each document, one in pdf the other in rtf will help you recreating the whole document in scribus.

but you will have to recreate it.

i have never heard of ventura in the past, but from a quick search it seems that it is disappearing but can still work in windows 10 if you do the right tweaks.
many people will probably need to migrate, so getting in touch with the document liberation crew is probably the best thing to do.
Beginner Talk / Re: Tool to set 0,0 to top left corner of page?
« Last post by a.l.e on October 15, 2019, 10:25:17 am »
and the "self-documenting" way  is to right click the origin of the rules and pick "reset"...

personally, i wonder if scribus really needs to move the origin of the rulers...
it can for sure be handy in some cases, but nowadays i think there are better ways to achieve the same result.
and the only time i hear of it is when somebody is stuck with the origin at the wrong place.

i think i've used it once many years ago. but nowadays i go for snapping items and setting the position manually (with calculations in the input fields).
or use the multiple duplication. (and then set guides?)
it does not even snap to items... (it only "snaps" to the margins and the page borders...)

does anybody have a good use case, that cannot be done more easily with other tools?
(if possible, a use case that is not a typical vector drawing task that is way easier to be done in inkscape)
General Discussion / Re: Making PDFs smaller?
« Last post by a.l.e on October 15, 2019, 10:17:06 am »

as i asked to you in the previous post, if you did not change anything, can you please try to reproduce and keep all the intermediate files?

if what you write is correct (you did not change anything and the size of the pdf exploded), then there is probably a way to avoid it, once we have all the files.

and, of course, you can reduce the size by using ghostscript or adobe pro... but that's a different topic.
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