[Scribus] Fwd: import scalable... anything... into Scribus ?

Julian Robbins julian.robbins
Thu Nov 15 11:12:47 CET 2007

> +    I know, in principle, Scribus allows SVGs to be imported...
> for me, this seems to work only with very small SVGs.
>     Scribus also seems to optimize it's PDF output... which
> should be good... except that, when I put a PDF-d image in
> the scribus document, it ruins it... re-optimizes it... sort of
> like drinking your soda twice(?).
>     So here is my question... is anyone having success
> including SVGs, or, other scalable format files in scribus
> documents ?
> note:  Ive had fairly good results with plain bmp or jpeg graphics...
> however, this falls apart when the resulting PDF is enlarged at all.
Hi Stu

We use a lot of SVG's here, ie graphs of plots, but without any problems 
at all really. Very occasionally I have seen minor issues when the SVG 
has a gradient in it, but there were a lot of fixes that really helped 
around version The PDF's generated with the SVG files are 
perfect and give excellent vector graphics, exactly what you need for 
pattern plots.

Its a dumb question, but what version of Scribus are you using ? If its 
older that (ish) that may be the reason.

Probably best to post one of your problematic SVG's to the bug tracker, 
and one of the friendly Scribus dev's will take a look and see if it 
works for them in Scribus ok.

Kind regards


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