[Scribus] Filling in forms which are supplied as PDFs

avox avox
Sat Apr 29 16:47:34 CEST 2006

David Goodenough wrote:
> On Saturday 29 April 2006 11:45, Maciej Hanski wrote:
> ...
>> Could you place this form somewhere for everybody to see? I would try to
>> convert this form to PostScript, e.g. on Linux with:
>>  pdf2ps input.pdf output.ps
>> and import the resulting output.ps into Scribus. Then simply put a
>> second layer on top of it and .. whatever you desire :)
>> cheers
>> Maciej
> I tried this and it complained that the converting of 1203 images failed.
> I am using the latest debian scribus-cvs version.

Please don't use pdf2ps (from Ghostscript) to create file for import in
This creates a lot of bitmap images for characters and usually fails on

You might have better results with pdftops (from xpdf or CUPS). If all
fails, use
imageframes even if the PDF is rastered.

We have true PDF import on the roadmap but it's not there yet.

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