[scribus] Fitting page dimensions to an imported PDF.

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Sep 9 08:37:10 CEST 2010

On Wed, 8 Sep 2010 16:05:09 -0400
John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> 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
> >309532.html
> Well you referred me to a post I made some time back.  Not very 
> helpful. I fear.

oh, i didn't notice.

well, read the answer and work on it.

>  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. 

it does not work. if you would have really tried it, you would know why.

i'm still convinced that it would be very nice to have, but it's not there (probably, because of a lacking library to do it!)


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