Author Topic: why ghostscript?  (Read 3290 times)


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why ghostscript?
« on: June 30, 2011, 10:32:16 am »

I'm just using Scribus for a few days now and it works fine even without ghostscript. Now I'm reading everywhere I'm looking for info on Scribus that I HAVE to install ghostscript.
Now I've installed it and can't see any differences. Can anyone tell me why I need ghostscript?


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Re: why ghostscript?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 12:46:54 pm »
As pointed out in Scribus wiki:
Ghostscript is needed by Scribus for two purposes, namely the print preview (File > Print Preview) and the rasterisation of EPS files in image frames. If you don't need one of those features, you can safely ignore the warning message displayed by Scribus in case Ghostscript isn't installed.

Contrary to some reports in the press, Ghostscript is not required for PDF or EPS export, since Scribus has its own code to handle this feature.