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Color profile setup
-------------------

1. You must install a set of color profiles:
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/iccprofiles/win/AdobeICCProfiles.zip has
a good starting set, but you can use other profiles. At the very least install
the icc-profiles package available in Debian to enable color management in
Scribus.

2. Tell Scribus about the color profiles:
If you obtained color profiles besides the icc-profiles Debian package then as
a normal user put the profiles (.icc and .icm files) into a directory,
$HOME/icc would be a reasonable choice, but you are welcome to use any
directory name you want. Launch scribus, choose
"Settings>Preferences...>General" and enter the path to color profiles
directory in the "ICC Profiles" text box or click on the "Change" button to
the right of that box and browse to the appropriate directory. Note: you need
a minimum of 1 RGB color space ICC profile and 1 CMYK ICC color space profile
for the color managment options to be enabled. Open "Settings>Color
Management" menu and click in the "Activate Color Management" checkbox. You
should have the color management enabled in Scribus now or at least after you
restart Scribus.

3. More information:
Please visit http://docs.scribus.net and http://wiki.scribus.net for a lot of
practical information on color profiles, monitor calibration, and color
management in DTP.


Interface Language Selection
----------------------------

Scribus determines what language you'd like to use for your interface by first
checking the preferences (File->Preferences->General->Gui Language). If that
setting is blank, Scribus goes through LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES, and LANG
environment variables to determine what language should be used for hte
interface. If you don't seem to be able to change the "GUI Language" setting
in the Preferences that could be is an occasional Qt3-related glitch. Rename
your ~/.scribus directory and try again and you will be able to change the
Preferences again as Scribus will create a new fixed ~/.scribus directory for
saving settings.


Availability of PostScript Fonts
--------------------------------

If the Scribus does not start while complaining about the absence of
PostScript fonts please install either xfonts-scalable or gsfonts-x11.
They are in the "Recommends" and will be installed by all sensible apt
front-ends.


General font accessibility issues
---------------------------------

If your font server/XFree combination does not provide proper font information
to Scribus then it may appear that Scribus does not use some fonts available to
other applications on your system. In that case you have at least two ways of
making those fonts available to Scribus besides determining why the proper font
information is not available. You can explicitly add the appropriate FontPaths
to the XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf in the Section 'Files'. Below is an example:

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
EndSection

If you cannot edit the main configuration file for your X server, you can go
into the 'Settings>Fonts...' menu in Scribus, choose the 'Additional Paths' tab,
click on the 'Add...' button and browse to the directory containing fonts that
you would like to make available to Scribus. Click on 'OK' to add that directory
to the list and on 'OK' to close the dialog window. If you are so inclined, you
can create a file ~/.scribus/scribusfonts.rc and write the path to your font
directory into it manually.


Printing images on PostScript Level2 printers
---------------------------------------------

If your printer does not understand PostScript Level 3 (PS3) that Scribus
outputs (E.g. HP LaserJet 1200 and 1300 series) it will not print images
either from within scribus or from exported pdf files even though the
images are visible when files are opened in pdf viewers. One workaround is
to export your document to PDF then load it into Acrobat Reader and print
at PS level 2. Another solution is to create a non postscript printer
(E.g. for a HP LJ 1300 series a printer was set up in CUPS thatup as hplj
with lj5gray printer). That works for some apps/docs, too. In general,
create a ps2 level printer. Make sure you use the PPD file from the
windows driver package instead of the cups/foomatic one. You will get
better results during the conversion.