[Scribus] Arranging Complex EPS files into a larger document?
Fri Jun 3 07:17:18 CEST 2005
I deperately want to use Scribus.
I am making a scientific poster, which in practice means collecting a
bunch of plot and images I've made over the past few months and
putting them together with a little text and perhaps a few line
drawings into a nice looking 3ft x 4ft document that I
will print on a large format printer. These plots and images tend to
be EPS files but they can be rather diverse.
Scribus chokes on the more complex EPS files I feed it. It takes a
long time to convert it and there are problems with the images. Even the
simpler ones seem to make the text look funny in the conversion.
I would in fact be just as happy if Scribus _didn't_ convert the EPS
files to its native format. I'm eventually going to export the whole
thing to Postscript (or at least I have in the past) anyway, so if I
can just place boxes where I want the plots and then have them show up
in the Postscript output, that'd be great.
As it stands, the only program I can find that seems to do what I want
So I guess I'm asking asking:
0) Am I crazy for trying to do what I'm trying to do? Ie, is there a
much better approach that I'm not seeing?
1) General tips for dealing with importing EPS files and arranging
them into larger documents? Should I convert them to something
else first? I'd like to avoid rasterizing them.
2) Any links to battle-hardened tools for converting between vector
Thanks for any guidance,
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