[Scribus] Arranging Complex EPS files into a larger document?
Sat Jun 4 00:14:16 CEST 2005
On Friday 03 June 2005 07:17, Greg Novak wrote:
> 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.
Avoid images in EPS files. Export hi-res tiff if possible.
> 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
Scribus EPS import into native vectors does not handle bitmap images
yet. Sometimes it may be font related.
> 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 is... Xfig.
> 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
> file formats?
Converting is the difficult part, especially for more complex PS
> Thanks for any guidance,
The first step is to ensure you have the latest GS 8.51. Depending on
your distro, you might want to do a parallel install. Hints here:
There are sometimes dramatic differences in the EPS import quality
with GS 8.x vs 7.x
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