[Scribus] PDF Export -- Searchable Text?

Kenneth Aar, Grafikern.no kenneth
Thu Aug 24 15:26:12 CEST 2006

Tino Schwarze skrev:
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 09:46:48PM -0500, Jennifer Baughman wrote:
>> Would someone be able to tell me if there is a plan to implement
>> searchable text in exported PDFs? There are list mails from 2004
>> indicating that's not possible with the 1.2.x builds, but I'm wondering
>> if it has been (or is going to be) implemented in the 1.3.3.x or 1.3.4+
>> versions. If not, is there a workaround?
> As a workaround I convert the Scribus PDF to ps using xpdf's pdftops,
> then convert back to PDF using Ghostscript 8.5+ - the resulting PDF is a
> lot smaller (you can finetune the conversion via Ghostscript's options,
> graphics get downsampled, fonts subsetted etc) and also "searchable".
> I can provide the bash scripts (don't have them handy here) if anyone is
> interested. It's no rocket science though.
Yes please

Kenneth Aar

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