[Scribus] Imposition Tools and PDFEditor Application

Craig Ringer craig
Tue Jun 26 04:21:37 CEST 2007

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> John Jason Jordan wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 16:19:50 -0400
>> Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> dijo:
>> I did place a PDF and I noticed that the screen view was fuzzy. 
> Probably the end result will not be quite that bad. You would have to 
> look at the final PDF to know what it looks like, and mind the 
> resolution settings when you export.

Yep. Rather than loss of quality, your real worry is file size, which
will go up a *LOT* because of the rasterised embedded PDFs.

I've wanted native pdf-in-pdf embedding for ages, but a prerequisite is
getting  a PDF parser into Scribus (easy) and getting it's PDF output
backend to use the same document model so that objects can be merged in
(harder). Every time I work on the latter I find bugs or limitations in
PoDoFo that I have to go and fix, by which time I tend to run out of
time to work on it.

I'll keep plodding away and hopefully get it done this century :S . I'm
now planning on targeting a test branch that intentionally disables some
features (like PDF encryption) because support in PoDoFo isn't ready, in
exchange for support for PDF-in-PDF embedding.

Craig Ringer

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