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jmsp1kers

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Scribus Created PDF Causing Acrobat Reader To Freeze
« on: February 07, 2021, 10:13:32 pm »
Hi,

I'm trying to use Scribus to add form elements to a PDF I created. I've had multiple problems with formatting that turned out to be related to viewing it in Mac Preview, Chrome, etc . So, I downloaded Adobe Acrobat reader which fixed those issues. However, as soon as I go to print the PDF, Acrobat Reader freezes.

I wondered if it had something to do with the number of form elements in the PDF (100+) and sure enough, if I remove most of them it will print.

However, the problem must be deeper than that because I replicated the PDF in LibreOffice, complete with all the form elements, and it printed just fine via Acrobat Reader. And though it doesn't display as intended in Mac Preview and Chrome, it will at least print everything.

So, I'm a bit stumped now. Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Scribus Created PDF Causing Acrobat Reader To Freeze
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 06:57:29 pm »
What version of Scribus are you using?

Have you tried at least version 1.5.6?



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Re: Scribus Created PDF Causing Acrobat Reader To Freeze
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 08:38:52 pm »
Hi, I'm using 1.5.6.1.

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Re: Scribus Created PDF Causing Acrobat Reader To Freeze
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 04:19:49 am »
Hi, Would you be able to post the problematic pdf here? I would like to try opening/printing it with acrobat pro and printing to my digital press which has a ton of RAM. Also I would like to review the pdf file with a pdf editing tools.

Cheers!
mnawij

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Re: Scribus Created PDF Causing Acrobat Reader To Freeze
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 05:20:16 pm »
Hi, file attached. For what's worth, after running it through the compress PDF feature on the Adobe website, it printed without any freezing.

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Re: Scribus Created PDF Causing Acrobat Reader To Freeze
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 05:42:43 am »
That is good to know about the free compression utility feature on Adobe's site, thanks for sharing. I opened it with acrobat pro and 'flattened' the file and it printed just fine. I am glad you got it to work.

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Re: Scribus Created PDF Causing Acrobat Reader To Freeze
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 05:03:38 pm »
fyi,

I also tried printing the file "as is" from Apples Preview and Acrobat.... and printed without any issues.