[Scribus] Hybrid pdfs

PLinnell mrdocs
Tue Jun 6 23:00:48 CEST 2006

Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently read about an interesting feature of Papyrus Office in 
c't  magazine. Papyrus can export hybrid PDFs that save the editable  
(*.pap, I  think) application file in the PDF. Any PDF displaying or 
processing program will ignore this "appendix" and use the PDF data 
only, while Papyrus users  still can edit the hybrid PDF (the 
appended file).
> I have no idea how risky these files are in printing workflows, but 
I'd be  interested what others, especially our PDF magicians, think 
about it.
> Cheers,
> Christoph


I think in theory it could be done via 'optional content' in PDF 1.5. 

What this would require is a special file loader plugin in Scribus to 
open the PDF and grab the content.

However, a Scribus file alone without fonts and images and other 
artwork is really not useful in many use cases. For a text oriented 
doc, I can see some utility.


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