[Scribus] Document Setup doesnt affect document history

Peter Linnell scribusdocs
Wed Sep 10 19:09:44 CEST 2003

On Wed, 2003-09-10 at 11:52, Craig Bradney wrote:
> Files for Peter
> The rccalogo.ai was a first attempt that I got working so its by no
> means the best .ai file that exists by a long way. It worked in Indesign
> though. The .ps file ends up with a big white area (ie the frame) as a
> background.
> thanks,
> Craig
> On Wed, 2003-09-10 at 17:51, Peter Linnell wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-09-10 at 11:14, Craig Bradney wrote:
> > > Hi Peter
> > > 
> > > here is the front page, its required fonts and the linked graphics
> > > files. The main graphic in the middle of the page is the one that
> > > changes colour depending on output type. Other graphics have done it
> > > too.
> > > 
> > > The two graphics at the bottom that I am giving in png format, I would
> > > prefer to use a scalable format (as they were originally .ai files).
> > > Using eps doesnt work well as I get white backgrounds and other mess.
> > > Suffice to say the output pdf as it stands works well now I have
> > > converted to png so I'm not so worried about those anymore.
> > > 
> > > thanks for your help
> > > 

Hi Craig,

Some success..

Here are the two logos as native Scribus objects. If you export as PDF
1.4, the transparency comes through intact.

Here is how I did it:

With GS View, there is an optional package called pstoedit. 


This enables you to take a raster image convert it back to vector.

Open with GS View 4.4. Edit > Convert to Vector with "Draw Text as
polygons" checked.

Save as Sketch file .sk

Open Sketch > Save as SVG file.

Import into Scribus as SVG. ... Some of the letters are missing in the
Renault logo.

Open same SVG in Sodipodi > Re-save as SVG - Plain in Sodipodi.

Re-import in Scribus ... All of the letters are there, except letter A
is blank.

Go back to Sodipodi un group everything. Select letter A separately.

Copy into new Sodipodi doc save as A.SVG

Import this into Scribus. Place

Perfect... Time 10 minutes.

Now the lesson here is a couple of things.

Having all the auxiliary programs such pstoedit and autotrace with GS
View can do a lot of things like this. Sodipodi can also can also use
autotrace and frontline a GUI for autotrace. 


I'll add these links and notes to the docs.

When Sketch or Sodipodi are saving plain SVG it is an export function, not a native
file format, so sometimes the export is less than perfect. Opening and resaving in two 
different apps, sometimes can clean things up so to speak. 

In DTP, there is more than one way to skin a cat..:0

I've used the pstoedit function for other things and it seems to work well.


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