[scribus] mathematical equations

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com
Thu Jul 31 17:47:42 CEST 2008

F.Harr at softhome.net a écrit :
> Well, wouldn't you export the finished product into a PDF, which makes 
> the equasion into a line-drawing.  Then it doesn't matter what it was 
> before it was in Scribus, does it?

Exporting to PDF will not turn a bitmap image into a vector one. The PDF 
will keep the bitmap as it is. You could reduce the resolution and/or 
compress your image at PDF creation using the various settings Scribus 
offers, but not change it to a vector.

As stated in other posts, the EPS format will suit better in the case 
the document has to be printed. I am not sure about SVG but I guess it 
could be used too, depending on complexity of the image.



> Louis Desjardins writes:
>> Thomas Zastrow a écrit :
>>> Gustavo Homem schrieb:
>>>>> In Scribus directly, its not possible. But you can do the following:
>>>>> - Create your equation in OpenOffice.
>>>>> - Right click on it and export it to MathML
>>>>> - Use JEuclid, a MathML implementation in Java, to convert the
>>>>> MathML-File into SVG, PostScript or whatever
>>>>> - Import that into scribus.
>>>> It's not so complicated. If you write the text on OpenOffice Writer 
>>>> and then export to HTML, the formulas get exported to gifs which can 
>>>> then be imported directly intro Scribus.
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Gustavo
>>> Thanks, you are right :-)
>> Hmmm... GIF is not the preferred format in pre-press. If that document 
>> is meant to be printed, it is to be avoided (some might add, avoided 
>> *at all costs*)...
>> Louis
>>> Best,
>>> Tom

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