[Scribus] Content to PDF

John R. Culleton john
Thu Sep 1 19:14:06 CEST 2005

On Wednesday 31 August 2005 11:44 pm, Asif Lodhi wrote:
> Hi Scribus Developers,
> I know there are tools out there that convert various formats to PDF -
> I know of text2PDF, at least.  I am positive there are more out there.
>  The question is:  do these tools produce press-ready PDFs through
> xpdflib or whatever?  Alternatively, does linux's built-in pdf library
> xpdflib (or something similar - I can't recall the correct name -
> sorry!) support such Press-ready conversion?
> I might get into some automatic content-2-PressReadyPDF related work
> or development if there are no such  quality tools available on Linux.
>  Would you guys give me relevant pointers, URLs?  I would be genuinely
> grateful.
> I would be really thankful if Craig, both of you, could help me in this
> respect. --
> Thanks and best regards
> Asif Lodhi
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What would be the purpose of such a tool? The program enscript
will take a text file and print it out on a PostScript printer. 
Or it could output a PostScript file or rtf file or whatever.
There are multiple formatting options within enscript.

Once you have a Postscript file you can convert that to pdf with
the Ghostscript tool ps2pdf. But for any useful output you need
formatting by e.g., Scribus or TeX or whatever. 
John Culleton
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