Exporting to PDF in Scribus

Extras

The vaguely-named (and strangely placed) Extras tab is for those who want to use PDF output for a presentation. By selecting Enable Presentation Effects, you can set transition animations suitable for a slide show, selecting from a small set of effects, and setting the time that they display and the timing between slides as well as other details.

If you are not planning to use the output for a slide show, you can ignore this tab completely.

Viewer

On the Viewer tab, you can set the default display of the PDF output. The default is a single page, but the two page spread of Double Page Left is also a popular choice. Continuous, in which the document scrolls, and the two page spread of Double Page Right are less commonly used.

As well as the page spread, you can also choose what else is displayed, such as bookmarks and thumbnails. The default, which is to accept the user's default settings, is usually a reasonable choice.

For online viewing, you can also choose a Javascript to be run when the document is open.

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If you create the PDF files

Anonymous's picture

If you create the PDF files for distribution, it should be noted that Scribus can embed quite a lot of metadata and Mortgage Buyers if you enter it in the document properties.
If you use tools for indexing the metadata of PDF files, it is a good idea to make sure these are filled in.

Metadata

Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejer's picture

If you create the PDF files for distribution, it should be noted that Scribus can embed quite a lot of metadata if you enter it in the document properties.
If you use tools for indexing the metadata of PDF files, it is a good idea to make sure these are filled in.

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forklift's picture

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Color - Screen / Web

David Brown's picture

Your statement "If your PDF is for printing, then select Printer." is true for a particular definition of printing. I suspect that you mean printing with a press, with halftoned separation negs and separate plates.

I'm printing with a color laser printer, and selecting Printer gives me muddy low contrast output. The printed results are much better when I select Screen / Web.

Can scribus do free format html?

Madtom1999's picture

If so please use that. I'm sick and tired of having to print out PDF documents that are effectively useless on a computer screen. My screen is not paper shaped and to me page 4 is the 4th page not the 27 useless introductory pages +4. I do not want to have to keep moving between windows because the PDF is illegible when shrunk so that I can do something else with MY screen.
Pointless Document Format - keeping office computing in the 19thC.