[Scribus] Editing PDF's

Peter Nermander peter.nermander
Sun Apr 24 18:12:20 CEST 2005

> This brings up a question that no doubt someone can answer: Why is the 
> translation of a Scribus .sla file to PDF a one-way process?  Why 
> couldn't Scribus "undo" a conversion to PDF?

There is no reliable way of doing it, I think. You can use several different solutions in Scribus so acheive the same PDF. For example how would the importer know if a two colum layout is a two column text frame or two separate text frames?

Or if the PDF is created with subset fonts, then the text is outlines in the PDF and I guess OCR would be required to get it back to text.

It is VERY hard to translate back from a format with less information into a format with more information. It's a bit like reverse engineering software based on its output.


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