[Scribus] Importing PDF Files

Craig Ringer craig
Wed Jun 7 14:59:35 CEST 2006

Nick Betcher, CPhT wrote:

> 	However, when I try to open ANY PDF (ones I made, ones from the internet, 
> absolutely any PDF file), it always fails and says it not an "Acceptable" 
> format. I've verified my Ghostscript installation is working. What's wrong? :

The file->open feature for PDF is confusing. It's supposed to create a 
new Scribus document and import the file, but it currently doesn't seem 
to work for many people.

More importantly, it won't do what you want. It can't edit a PDF in the 
style of Adobe Acrobat; rather, it's the same as converting to EPS and 
importing as vectors.

If you want to fill form fields in existing PDFs, I think some other 
tools have been discussed here for that. Check the archives.

Craig Ringer

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