[scribus] Import LatexPDF without rasterizing

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Oct 27 08:21:05 CEST 2010

hi martin

> I've tried the TeX frame feature, but it always rasterizes the
> output. I would rather have the text be actual text that can be
> searched and copy-pasted when using a PDF viewer. I can import a
> vector frame from the PS output from Latex, but that is just
> converted to vector shapes. (And if I wanted vector shapes I would
> use the SVG output that the latest version of TeX offers)
> Would you consider making it possible to import the text data from
> PDF files created by Latex to a frame, while retaining the text data
> and typesetting layout? Scribus wouldn't have to support editing the
> text or manipulating the layout in any way, the only thing it would
> need to be able to do is position the frame, and possibly manipulate
> the text color for the sake of color management.
> Is something like that feasible?

just check the "embed eps and pdf files (experimental)" box in the pdf export dialog...

the experimental part is about doing just what it says: it embeds the pdf, with no further work (so you may screw your output if the color spaces don't match...)


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