[scribus] Import LatexPDF without rasterizing

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Oct 27 17:36:09 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 26 October 2010 20:07:52 Reuben Martin wrote:
> Submitted on 10/27/2010
> Submitted by anonymous user: []
> Submitted values are:
>    Name: Reuben Martin
>    Email Address: reuben.m at gmail.com
>    Subject: Import LatexPDF without rasterizing
>    Message:
> I'm wanting to use Latex in combination with Scribus. I like doing
> layout, graphics, titles, etc. with Scribus, but for the main body
> of articles, I prefer to use Latex. I've just found it to be
> quicker to use latex templates, and the typesetting is just so
> incredibly solid.
> 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?
> -Reuben
>    About your Scribus program:
>      Version: 1.3.7svn
>      Prebuilt/Compiled: Compiled
>      Build Date:
>    Your operating system and CPU:
>      Type: Linux
>      Version: Gentoo-1.3.8
>      CPU type: 64 bit (x86_64/amd64)
> The results of this submission may be viewed at:
> http://www.scribus.net/node/158/submission/579
> _______________________________________________
> scribus mailing list
> scribus at lists.scribus.net
> http://lists.scribus.net/mailman/listinfo/scribus

Consider creating a one-page pdf of the correct dimensions from TeX 
that can be imported into 
Scribus via file->import->vector files.
I find that pdftex is easier to handle than LateX in such situations. 
But to each their own. 
John Culleton
Able Indexers and Typesetters

More information about the scribus mailing list