[scribus] Problem creating PDF with Scribus in Kubuntu 8.04

Murray Strome wmstrome at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 25 17:57:06 CEST 2009

I encountered a peculiar problem in a document I just created.

I had a three page PDF document, which was a form (which I would normally print and fill in manually). To clarify, this was not a PDF Form, just a printable document meant to be printed, then fill in the blanks by hand or with an old fashioned typewriter.

I created three separate PDF documents, one for each page (there are lots of ways to do this, but the simplest for me was to use pdftk in LINUX).  I then converted each page to a PostScript document (using pdftops). I then created a new 3 page document using Scribus. 

Next, I imported the three .ps files onto the three blank Scribus pages and resized them to fit nicely on each page.

Then, I filled in the blanks by creating Text Boxes for the blanks that needed to be filled in, and typed the required information.

I saved the document, then exported it to PDF.  

The first two pages came out correctly, but the third seemed to have all the information I had entered into the second page instead of what I had put into the third page.  I went back to Scribus, but the document looked fine there.

I tried several times, with the same result.

What happened? Is this a bug, or what?


I deleted the third page, saved the document with a different name, then started a new one with only page 3.  I then filled this in again by first importing the third .ps document, then filling in as before and saved it with a third file name.  I exported that as PDF, and it turned out fine.

I could have combined the second (2 pages) and third (1 page) documents into a single one if I had wanted to do so by using pdftk but since I only wanted to print the results, I didn't bother.

Any ideas? Did I do something wrong?

Thanks for any insight.


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