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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016685ScribusImport / Exportpublic2021-11-25 07:27
Reporterchristoph_s Assigned Tojghali  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.5.8.svn 
Fixed in Version1.5.8.svn 
Summary0016685: Layers not preserved in exported PDF/X-4 files
DescriptionThe PDF/X-4 spec permits the preservation of layers in PDF files created according to the spec, and the Scribus PDF export dialogue suggests that this option exists. However, exporting a PDF/X-4 with the option to preserve layers doesn't work. Opening the resulting X-4 file in Acrobat shows no layers.
Steps To Reproduce1) Create a Scribus document with layers.

2) Export to PDF/X-4 with the option to preserve layers selected.

3) Open the PDF in Acrobat.

--> No layers
Additional InformationExport to PDF 1.6 works as expected.

X-4 export in InDesign works as expected.
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2021-11-20 01:19

administrator   ~0049370

Unable to reproduce. I get the layers here.


2021-11-20 14:24

administrator   ~0049371

Could you upload a sample pdf file generated with your version of Indesign? In the compression options, please disable the "compress text and graphics" options, podofobrowser has some issues with some compression features used by later PDF formats.


2021-11-21 16:32

administrator   ~0049373

Here are the sample files.
PDF_X4_layers_test.7z (657,287 bytes)


2021-11-25 07:27

administrator   ~0049385

Tested, fixed. Thanks!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-11-20 00:58 christoph_s New Issue
2021-11-20 01:19 jghali Note Added: 0049370
2021-11-20 14:24 jghali Note Added: 0049371
2021-11-21 16:32 christoph_s Note Added: 0049373
2021-11-21 16:32 christoph_s File Added: PDF_X4_layers_test.7z
2021-11-23 22:49 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2021-11-23 22:49 jghali Status new => resolved
2021-11-23 22:49 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2021-11-23 22:49 jghali Fixed in Version => 1.5.8.svn
2021-11-25 07:27 christoph_s Status resolved => closed
2021-11-25 07:27 christoph_s Note Added: 0049385