[Scribus] Embedding a PDF inside a page
Tue Aug 22 16:28:13 CEST 2006
Michael Petroni wrote:
> 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.
One of the things we keep seeing is an apparent obsession with the idea
bitmap = bad
vector graphics = good
In the end, everything is a bitmap in its output. Ultimately, you must
deal with the resolution of your screen or the resolution of your
Scribus has two processes for translating "non-bitmaps", one involves
the presentation of the graphics within Scribus, the other is the output
to PDF. Both of these are adjustable, and it makes little sense to
attempt to display very high resolutions within Scribus.
You have to look at the resolution of Scribus's PDF to see whether this
is adequate considering how that PDF is going to be used. As I said
originally, I think you will find that there is only a slight reduction
in resolution from an original PDF to its representation in an image
frame as far as the subsequent PDF is concerned.
If what you are trying to do is to take PDFs and disassemble-reassemble
to a larger PDF, Scribus is not the right tool. Adobe Acrobat will do
this, or you might try pdftk for a free program to do this job.
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