[Scribus] Motif version of Scribus
Mon May 15 15:08:59 CEST 2006
On Monday 15 May 2006 14:12, Gustavo Homem wrote:
> I would really like a nice looking Motif version of Scribus.
> Ok, now I really got your attention :-)
> Is there a reliable way to do PDF cropping on Linux?
Nothing I would consider solid enough for pre-press.
For pre-press, I am of the opinion the less you touch Scribus PDF
export with commonly known Linux/Unix command line tools, the better.
> Searching with google I found:
> The first one seems to involve conversion to Tex, which doesn't
> sound to good. Second one uses convert, from the Image Magik
> But is this enough to use on press quality PDFs?
> The motivation for this is that people produce PDFs, with bleed
> margins for printing. However when same PDFs are to be used for
> viewing it would be nice to be able to remove the bleed margins
> without having to change the source document.
> Any suggestions?
> Best regards
> P.S.: I hope nooone's ofended by the bad joke :-)
It will go in the FAQ, along with the "Will there be a GTK port?"
There are exactly two possibly three desktop tools which can do this:
Acrobat Pro - Cropping does not always work as intended with some PDF,
depending on creating application.
PitStop Pro from Enfocus - a special Acrobat plugin, which is the
"swiss army knife" of PDF . More reliable at cropping in my
Quite a Box of Tricks.. - another special Acrobat plugin. I have no
experience using this for cropping, but its editing features are
There are other tools, but those are usally part of a pre-press
workflow system like Prinergy or Dalim.
Note in the above desktop tools, they do not change the page size,
merely the viewable part of the PDF.
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