[Scribus] pdf resolution issue

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Oct 4 10:18:14 CEST 2004


Whenever I want to import a largish table into Scribus, I export from OO.org 
as PDF at 300dpi or higher. Including those PDFs in Scribus gives me a result 
just as if I had had done them in Scribus itself (printed at a printer on the 
other side of the world too).


On Monday 04 October 2004 04:26, Sunil Joshi wrote:
> Craig:  Thank you for your suggestions!  I will try later tonight to
> import the scribus pages and see if that resolves the issue.
> I have no doubt this solution will work perfectly for scribus created
> documents (pages).  However, on another page, I have a table layout,
> which due to the complexity of formatting, I am creating in Microsoft
> excel, and saving it as a pdf document (through print menu on Mac).
> Unfortunately, on Mac, I am not aware of a way to save the pdf in
> higher resolution than the standard.
> Is there another, perhaps better way to import spreadsheet selection
> while retaining its styles?
> Thanks for your help.
> Kind regards,
> Sunil
> On Sunday, October 3, 2004, at 01:28  AM, Craig Ringer wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-10-03 at 07:02, Sunil Joshi wrote:
> >> I have created two pdf pages "page2.pdf" and "page7.pdf" which are
> >> then
> >> laid out on a separate page to create a spread (labeled
> >> insidespread1.pdf).  When I view the separate pdf pages in Acrobat,
> >> the
> >> text resolution is perfect.  Its also perfect when I print these two
> >> pages on the 600 dpi laser printer (Brother 5070N).  However, when I
> >> view the insidespread1.pdf document in acrobat, the text resolution
> >> appears to be lower, and text does not print cleanly on the same
> >> printer.
> >
> > Scribus currently rasterises PDFs placed on the pages when it outputs a
> > new PDF. As a result, instead of drawing instructions your document
> > contains images, making it both larger and lower quality.
> >
> > Direct embedding of PDF in PDF is not currently supported - my
> > understanding is that it's quite hard, too. I'm not aware of _anything_
> > else that can do it, in fact. Acrobat can insert pages from one PDF
> > into
> > another, but I don't think even Acrobat 6 Pro can place one PDF onto a
> > region of another PDF.
> >
> > I believe one commonly suggested workaround for what you are presently
> > trying to do is to import the Scribus pages instead and arrange them.
> >
> > For PostScript output it is also possible to export the pages as EPS
> > files, as they will be included verbatim in the new PS file (this does
> > not apply to PDF input or output). In fact, it's possible to export a
> > PostScript document containing the two EPSs then use ps2pdf from
> > GhostScript to make a perfectly good PDF. Do get a recent version of
> > GhostScript if you're going to do this, though.
> >
> > Another option is to simply export the PDF at a higher resolution,
> > though this will make it even larger. It'll also take longer and use
> > more memory.
> >
> > --
> > Craig Ringer
> www.jayateas.com

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