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Title: PDF export produces black squares
Post by: Pnichart on June 06, 2016, 10:39:42 am
Hi!
I'm beginning a new book. But when I export in PDF, Scribus adds, inside the text pages, two pages with a black rectangle and a black line on it.
I don't see anythin in the texte that couls produce that.
Any idea ?
I enclose the files. It's only a few pages to test the template for Createspace. The quality of the file has been lowered to be able to sent it and I cut pages before and after the problem.
Title: Re: PDF export produces black squares
Post by: a.l.e on June 06, 2016, 11:52:14 am
salut pichart,

with os x' prview, i don't see the black rectangle and black line in the attached pdf...

with acrobat reader i see unusual things but they could be normal, as i tend not to use acrobat and i don't know exactly how it should behave...

in the .sla you have a filled text frame on top of an empty one... but, at first sight, i don't see anything that should produce a black rectangle the line...

where should they be?

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: PDF export produces black squares
Post by: Pnichart on June 06, 2016, 11:59:33 am
Here is a screen copy.
Title: Re: PDF export produces black squares
Post by: a.l.e on June 06, 2016, 12:55:36 pm
the pdf (and probably also the .sla) you attaching do not match what is in the screenshot.

... and i still don't see any black rectangles. not with preview, nor with acrobat reader...
Title: Re: PDF export produces black squares
Post by: GarryP on June 07, 2016, 12:07:10 pm
Pnichart, to use an analogy: It's very difficult for a mechanic to tell what's wrong with your car if you take a different car to their garage.

Having said that, loading the first-attached PDF into Acrobat Reader DC on Windows 10 I see what's in the Capture.jpg attached image. And generating a new PDF - after font substitution - from your first-attached SLA I see what's in the Capture2.jpg attached image.

Both images show that something isn't quite right but I'm not sure what. I've a feeling that it's something to do with automatic text frames. You have used automatic text frames but you're putting your text in other frames. That's not good practice. I think they might be interfering with each other somehow.

Try creating a new document without automatic text frames and see if you get better results.
Title: Re: PDF export produces black squares
Post by: Laser on June 17, 2016, 11:48:15 am
Hi!


At least at Garry's images you can see editable forms.
Perhaps your viewer just shows these wrong.


Regards
Laser