[scribus] Fitting page dimensions to an imported PDF.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Sep 8 22:05:09 CEST 2010

On Wednesday 08 September 2010 12:37:16 a.l.e wrote:
> hi john,
> > Let me take another tack. If the pdf is imported and placed in an
> > image frame, and the image frame is fitted to the imported pdf,
> > is there an easy way to then fit the page to the image frame? I
> > know about looking up the dimensions under properties and then
> > changing page properties. I am looking for a simpler method that
> > I can describe to readers.
> you can write a script for it.
> however the easiest way to do it, is indeed to have the PP open and
> look up there the image size (after having let the frame fit to the
> image).
> btw, you are abusing scribus as a pdf converter... no wonder that
> you don't have an easy time...
> i wonder if you should not have a look at ghostscript instead...
> x/1-a is not really supported but, with a bit of luck, you may find
> your way through it:
> http://old.nabble.com/Create-PDF-X-1-a-file-using-ghostscript.-td29

Well you referred me to a post I made some time back.  Not very 
helpful. I fear.  BTW it is possible to import an svg file into a 
graphic frame in 1.5.0. The format is not listed on the list of 
choices but if you key in the name it will import. 

Still working out the details however. 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95

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