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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0015495||Scribus||Printing||public||2018-11-30 23:08||2019-06-04 20:55|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||1.5.5.svn|
|Summary||0015495: Print Preview is blank|
|Description||It seems no matter what is on the layout, File->Print Preview always shows a blank page.|
Scribus Version 1.5.4
28 April 2018
Build ID: C--T-F-C1.16.0-64bit
Using Ghostscript version 9.26
on Arch/Artix x86_64.
|Steps To Reproduce||1- create new file|
2- insert text zone, type in dummy text
3- File->Print Preview...
4- admire blank space
|Additional Information||Exporting to PDF works as expected. Did not try actually printing directly from Scribus.|
|Tags||No tags attached.|
"file > print preview" is not a print preview as you probably think it is.
what you are looking for is view > preview > preview mode.
the file > preview should probably not be blank, but it's very likely that you should not care about it.
Hmm, if one is about to print something (File -> Print), then wants to see a preview, what else is "print preview" supposed to mean ? I'm not concerned with spot colors or CMYK (just monochrome documents), but I still want to see how the included .ps and .pdf elements are rendered. Isn't that what a print preview should do ?
Yes, "view->preview->preview mode" is something I hadn't noticed that will be useful. But I think there's still a problem - either "print preview" means something so radically different and beyond my comprehension that maybe it deserves a note or a different name, or maybe there is a bug with this combination of scribus and backends. In either case I'd like to hear more, maybe a test to make "print preview" show something ?
"file > print preview" is for sure wrong for what mots people expect from it.
i've been asking for years to rename it, but all the proposals i've made were judged as not fitting to what the command does.
nowadays, my wish would be to remove it completely from scribus and convert it to a stand alone tool that works on the pdf or the ps created by scribus.
imo, there is no reason for keeping it inside of scribus... but proposals for removing things from scribus are normally not really welcome...
This issue is caused by a third-party library issue (libpng) in GhostScript. libpng does some broken checks on sRGB profiles which prevent in this case GhostScript to output png preview correctly. In 1.5.5.svn I have already put in place some workarounds, but you have at this point to uncheck the "Display Transparency" option.
Here is a possible workaround for 1.5.4:
- download the sRGB2014 ICC profile from www.color.org/srgbprofiles.xalter
- install it on your system
- close any document which may be open in Scribus
- enable color management in File > Preferences
- set all RGB profiles to sRGB2014 including the monitor profile if monitor profile has not been set to a custom profile
- do the same for existing docs using File > Document Setup
I generated a new sRGB profile titled "sRGB display profile (ICC v2.2)". This new profile will now be used as the default RGB profile for non-color managed docs. It also pass broken checks from recent libpng versions and hence allows Ghostscript to generate the print preview as expected.
Some manual operations may still be required to avoid completely this issue tho:
- for existing Scribus installations: in File > Preferences > Color Management, switch RGB profiles including monitor profiles from "sRGB IEC61966-2.1" to "sRGB display profile (ICC v2.2)" if necessary
- for existing documents: in File > Document Setup > Color Management, switch RGB profiles from "sRGB IEC61966-2.1" to "sRGB display profile (ICC v2.2)" if necessary
|2018-11-30 23:08||fenugrec||New Issue|
|2018-12-03 15:55||ale||Note Added: 0045675|
|2018-12-03 16:34||fenugrec||Note Added: 0045677|
|2018-12-03 22:15||ale||Note Added: 0045678|
|2018-12-11 15:20||jghali||Note Added: 0045715|
|2018-12-11 15:21||jghali||Note Edited: 0045715||View Revisions|
|2018-12-11 19:11||jghali||Note Edited: 0045715||View Revisions|
|2019-02-23 16:06||jghali||Summary||print preview is blank => Print Preview is blank|
|2019-02-23 16:17||jghali||Assigned To||=> jghali|
|2019-02-23 16:17||jghali||Status||new => resolved|
|2019-02-23 16:17||jghali||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2019-02-23 16:17||jghali||Fixed in Version||=> 1.5.5.svn|
|2019-02-23 16:17||jghali||Note Added: 0045915|
|2019-06-04 20:55||cbradney||Status||resolved => closed|