[scribus] Problem creating PDF with Scribus 188.8.131.52svn in Kubuntu 8.04
gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 25 18:55:27 CEST 2009
Murray Strome wrote:
> 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?
1. FYI: you can export from Scribus to single-page PDFs from a multiple
page document. Check box at the top of the export dialog.
2. Did you make your second document by making copies of anything?
Objects, pages,... I have seen some glitchiness in the past when copies
are made, get impossibly complicated frame names that Scribus struggles
to interpret, and maybe gets confused. This is better with later svn
versions, so using the new stable 184.108.40.206 is definitely a good idea.
You might check frame names and rename them if they're complex.
3. Finally, I'm puzzled by this complex method of making PS, then
importing, since you started out with Scribus in the first place...
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