[Scribus] Bounty for true PDF handling in Scribus

Matthias Stürmer mailinglists
Sat Feb 2 20:55:02 CET 2008

Hi Craig

Thanks a lot for your highly in-depth advices and comments!! (including
the correct link ;)  Andreas Vox pointed our before that the feature
would need PoDoFo library so it's great to have your help in this
process. Might it be possible to include the essential comments also in
the web interface of COfundOS? http://www.cofundos.org/project.php?id=94

Concerning some of the caveats you mentioned: Of course a perfect
implementation would solve all PDF conversion problems. However, for our
need to include some external PDFs (advertisements of event sponsors) it
would be OK to include the PDF as it is delivered and export in the
Scribus file in the highest PDF version possible. So for us a 0.1v of
the feature is enough ;)

Thanks a again, best,


Am Sonntag, den 03.02.2008, 02:17 +0900 schrieb Craig Ringer:
> Matthias St?rmer wrote:
> >       * Scaling: The imported PDF page can be scaled
> >       * Cropping: The imported PDF page can be cropped
> >   
> I should've noted in my previous post that if you want scaling and 
> cropping you're almost certainly going to want to keep the existing 
> frame-based import interface, since that'll keep embedded PDF consistent 
> with how people already manipulate them and how they're used to working 
> with images.
> That'll probably mean the creation of a new derived image frame type, 
> but it might be possible to get around it and keep on using the existing 
> image frame type. After all, there are image formats (like TIFF) that 
> have multiple pages, and most other options can apply to both PDF and 
> other images. This is something you'll want to seek advice from others 
> from, though, as it depends a lot on how much of the frame type cleanup 
> and frame subclassing support is finnished (in other words, how painful 
> is it to create a new frame type?).
> --
> Craig Ringer
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