[Scribus] Motif version of Scribus

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Mon May 15 17:52:35 CEST 2006

Gustavo Homem wrote:
> Is there a reliable way to do PDF cropping on Linux?
> Searching with google I found:
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/pdfcrop/
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2006-February/msg02223.html
> The first one seems to involve conversion to Tex, which doesn't sound to good. 
> Second one uses convert, from the Image Magik package.
> 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.
You can load a PDF into an image frame, then crop as needed. One caveat 
is that only the first page of a PDF is put in the frame, so you would 
need to break up your PDF for other pages (pdftk is one utility to do 
that). The other problem is that the last time I checked this process, 
there was a slight reduction in resolution with this method (text in 
particular may get a bit pixelated), but still maybe adequate for your 


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