[Scribus] Importing multi-page pdf (2)

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Thu Feb 2 21:12:42 CET 2006

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Sjoerd Hiemstra wrote:
>> At the moment, I think the best way to import certain pages from a pdf
>> is to make use of pdftk. 
>> One of the many things it can do is break a pdf into single pages.
>> It would go like this:
>>     pdftk mydoc.pdf burst
>> Then these separate pages can be imported into Scribus.
>> pdftk can be found here:  http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdftk/
>> I have SUSE 10.0, it's included in the distro as well.
> If it works without resolution loss, it might be one of the answers to 
> the problem, and maybe something Min Xu should look into. I'll check it out.
Hallelujah! Our prayers are answered!
Seems to work well; takes it a while to grind out the results, but the 
results look good -- I couldn't tell any difference from the source 
file, and I might add that it's not destructive, you still have your 
source file.
I have FC4, and it was available via 'yum install pdftk' -- not sure 
which repository, but since I only use updates, extras, and livna, it is 
readily available.
This may obviate the need for Craig to tackle PDF import. As Eric 
Raymond has said, one of the advantages of Linux is that you don't have 
to have monster applications that do it all, you can often use a 
collection of utilities to more efficiently get your work done. 
According to yum, the RPM for pdftk is only 848K, and it has many other 

Maybe Min Xu will pick up on this tonight.


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