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Scribus => Installation and Setup => MacOS => Topic started by: vanilla on November 23, 2011, 04:12:02 pm

Title: settings for Scribus to recognise Ghostscript so can import pdfs
Post by: vanilla on November 23, 2011, 04:12:02 pm
I think this is what is missing. I can't see pdfs I import.  I have GImp and ghostscript and also foomatic RIP.

I know you have to do something in external tools in the properties bit but I cant seem to get it to work properly.

I have just upgraded to  scribus 1.4.0 rc6 and I have snow Leopard operating system,

Any ideas please!!!
Title: Re: settings for Scribus to recognise Ghostscript so can import pdfs
Post by: a.l.e on November 23, 2011, 06:33:09 pm
scribus can't (yet) import pdf files.

it can load pdfs in image frames, though...
for it you have to set the correct path in file > preferences > external tool

hth
a.l.e
Title: Re: settings for Scribus to recognise Ghostscript so can import pdfs
Post by: KALKAM on April 30, 2013, 11:35:55 pm
I'm a new user.  Running on Mac OSX 10.6.

Trying to import single-page PDF into scribus document, and have found references to 'ghostscript' installation, which I have done.  Now I see this reference to Preferences>External Tools (which is logical), but I don't understand what I should do on this 'External Tools' page.   Do I <add> to 'Render Frames'?  when I try that, I don't see 'ghostscript' in the dialog - i selected 'Applications', and all entries are grayed and unavailable, and I don't see 'ghostscript' even as grayed.   

Of course - maybe i'm way off???

Please advise.   

Thanks!!

      Al
Title: Re: settings for Scribus to recognise Ghostscript so can import pdfs
Post by: utnik on May 01, 2013, 08:56:29 am
hi al

you should insert the path to 'ghostscript' under 'external tools' → 'postscript interpreter'.

utnik