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cscj01

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Exported PDF has different page size than Scribus page size
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:04:44 pm »
I run Ubuntu 18.04 x64 and Scribus 1.4.8.  I created a Scribus 2 page document with a page size of Letter (8.5 x 11).  I exported it as a PDF (1.4) document with nothing changed in the export dialog.  When I check the page size of the PDF document, it shows as 9.61 x 12.11.

I checked the page size in Scribus before exporting it at File>Preferences>Document, and it shows 8.5 x 11.  I check the page size of the PDF exported from Scribus using Document Viewer at File Options>Properties, and it shows 9.61 x 12.11.  If I use Adobe Reader, I get the page size at File>Properties as 9.61 x 12.11.

What is going on here?

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Re: Exported PDF has different page size than Scribus page size
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 04:20:33 am »
Hi cscj01,

1. Do you have any image or textbox extending beyond the edge of the document?
2. Is the bleed option checked under the pre-press tab to extend the pages?
3. Have you tried exporting as a png or jpg at 100% to see if the image stays at 8.5" x 11" as a check?
4. Would you be willing to upload the Scribus file to look at?

Cheers!

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Re: Exported PDF has different page size than Scribus page size
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 05:35:57 am »
Hi cscj01,

1. Do you have any image or textbox extending beyond the edge of the document?
2. Is the bleed option checked under the pre-press tab to extend the pages?
3. Have you tried exporting as a png or jpg at 100% to see if the image stays at 8.5" x 11" as a check?
4. Would you be willing to upload the Scribus file to look at?

Cheers!

mnawij
1. No
2. No
3. Yes.  I exported as a png file and the image size is 8.5 x 11 per your suggestion.
4. Yes

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Re: Exported PDF has different page size than Scribus page size
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2020, 06:10:31 am »
here's the sla.

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Re: Exported PDF has different page size than Scribus page size
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2020, 06:21:45 am »
Cannot upload the pdf.  It just quits.

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Re: Exported PDF has different page size than Scribus page size
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2020, 09:53:50 am »
When I open it there is 0,5556 in bleed set up in the Pre-press tab in Document properties>PDF creation.

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Re: Exported PDF has different page size than Scribus page size
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 07:56:58 pm »
When I open it there is 0,5556 in bleed set up in the Pre-press tab in Document properties>PDF creation.
I had set the bleeds to zero at Page Properties and the exported PDF still had a page size of 9.61 x 12.11.  I assumed that would be true for the exported PDF.  However, I re-exported the documented and checked the Pre-Press tab and the bleeds were once more at 0.5556.  So I set them to 0 in the Pre-Press tab, and voila, the PDF page size in the PDF was 8.5 x 11.

Has this changed at some point?  I believe I have set these in Page Properties before, and the setting was enforced during any further operations.  It seems that if one sets the bleeds to 0 in Page Properties, they should not be reset to 0.5556 at export.  I do understand why this only applies to Print, but the Page Properties should be consistent once set.

No matter. thank you for resolving my issue.

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Re: Exported PDF has different page size than Scribus page size
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 08:55:39 pm »
hi cscj01

where did you change the bleed settings?
  • there's no such setting in 'page' → 'manage page properties'.
  • in 'preferences' → 'document setup' → 'margins & bleeds' you define it for your future documents.
  • in 'file' → 'document setup'… you can change settings of your open document. (sometimes you have to click some 'apply to…' button) – but afaik not for the bleeds.
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