[Scribus] PDF importing quality

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Tue Nov 6 18:46:26 CET 2007

Conal Jardine wrote:
> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> It may also be worth using pdftops to convert to postscript, in which 
>> case you import (File > Import > EPS/PS) rather than load into an image 
>> frame.
> This could be the holy grail for importing our newspapers adverts with
> vector data intact! I'm Having trouble making it work though. pdftops is
> working fine but Scribus says "importing file blahblah.ps failed" 
> At the moment, we first try and import the pdf's directly using (File >
> Import > EPS/PS). This only works with very basic pdf's. Often we have
> to rasterize the adverts.
> Any more tips on a work-flow that lets us preserve vector from pdf's
> would be great!
Can you import the .ps file to some other app?
File > Import > EPS/PS will not work with a PDF, it has to be EPS or PS.

maybe try
pdftops -eps input.pdf output.eps

If there is more than one page, you need to 'burst' the pdf with pdftk


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