[Scribus] Embedding a PDF inside a page

Michael Petroni michael
Tue Aug 22 13:28:24 CEST 2006

The problem by placing the pdf inside an image frame is, that it is 
automatically converted to a bitmap (settings seem to be the same as for 
eps graphics in preferences, default 300dpi) by ghostscript.

I'm planning to produce an ezine with contributed pages by other people 
which I will receive as pdf files. By placing inside an image frame, all 
text will be converted to bitmaps. This means not only loosing quality, 
the text is not markable in the pdf reader in the final output pdf any more.

thx & rg.

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Michael Petroni wrote:
>> I would need to add a single-page pdf as image inside a page without 
>> converting it to a bitmap (bec. is contains text with embedded fonts and 
>> vector graphics) as it is done currently inside an image-frame in 
>> scribus
>> I must do this many times inside a document and converting the files to 
>> bitmaps would not only mean a loss of quality, it would also blow up the 
>> size of the generated output pdf.
>> Is there a way to do this (even with extra tools under linux). I tried 
>> it with pdftk, but it can't even read pdf files generated by scribus.
> You can easily do this in an image frame -- PDF is one of the image 
> types you can load into them. You can expect only a slight loss of image 
> quality at worst.
> Greg
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