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0013029ScribusUsabilitypublic2018-05-12 14:13
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PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityN/A
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Summary0013029: Import and export of PDF job options
DescriptionTo make the numerous PDF options suitable for one special task (or one specific printing company) it would be helpful if Scribus could import and export a small file with the PDF settings for this task. At the moment export of settings is only possible for all general settings and contains some personal data.

So a printing company could offer a file like "Scribus PDF settings for offset" and if I use it I can be sure the PDF has the right standard and the right colour settings and so on.
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has duplicate 0015312 closedjghali Saving customized settings for PDF export 

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Kunda

2015-04-23 21:38

manager   ~0034965

Interesting, lets see what the team says.

enzogian

2018-05-12 12:14

reporter   ~0045221

but not all printing companies would cooperate sending you a scribus template with all teh settings etc.. I keep thinking we should be able to save any preset to export as a PDF.. as I said, we can't rely on printing companies being kind to us ..

enzogian

2018-05-12 12:21

reporter   ~0045222

I would like to suggest a feature that would help a lot people using Scribus
for professional use and is having the chance to have several pdf export
settings able to be customized for particular purposes with different
parameters.. many times when creating materials you need to export them in a
lighter way for corrections then in the particular way printers want to be sent
teh final file and even different settings for platforms like issuu or yumpu
etc..
Adobe InDesign call it "presets" and here I am sending a screenshot to
illustrate what I am trying to suggest:
https://indesignsecrets.com/customizing-pdf-presets.php
hole it makes sense..

managingpresets.jpg (73,995 bytes)
managingpresets.jpg (73,995 bytes)
savepreset.jpg (58,460 bytes)
savepreset.jpg (58,460 bytes)
selectingpreset.jpg (74,205 bytes)
selectingpreset.jpg (74,205 bytes)

jurajF

2018-05-12 14:13

reporter   ~0045227

currently it is possible to export and import PDF settings with python commands:
savePDFOptions()
readPDFOptions()
It would not be hard to add 2 buttons with same functionality to some dialog (perhaps in File > Export > Save as PDF) if we agree where those buttons should be.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-04-20 13:47 Scriber New Issue
2015-04-23 21:38 Kunda Note Added: 0034965
2016-04-04 15:28 Kunda Tag Attached: discussion
2018-05-12 10:35 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0015312
2018-05-12 12:14 enzogian Note Added: 0045221
2018-05-12 12:21 enzogian File Added: managingpresets.jpg
2018-05-12 12:21 enzogian File Added: savepreset.jpg
2018-05-12 12:21 enzogian File Added: selectingpreset.jpg
2018-05-12 12:21 enzogian Note Added: 0045222
2018-05-12 14:13 jurajF Note Added: 0045227