[scribus] Import pdf file (1.5.0)

Peter Linnell plinnell at scribus.info
Tue Jan 11 22:47:42 CET 2011

On 01/11/2011 09:44 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> I need to import a pdf file created on an LSI template. The software 
> used may have been Power Point. It was then passed through Distiller I 
> believe. In any case there is a preflight report from somewhere that 
> gives it a clean bill of health for PDF X/1a:2001. It looks ok in 
> Acrobat Reader but at high mags the bar code gets a bit blurry and 
> some of the text like the OCRA has stair steps.
>  I created a blank Scribus file the same dimensions of the incoming 
> document. I imported the pdf. The text is all over the place and much 
> of it is missing. So on to plan two.
> I erased the pdf import and instead created a full dimension graphic 
> frame. I input the pdf into the frame. Now the text is a bit fuzzy and 
> the bar code, which was a bit marginal before is now blurred enough to 
> be unacceptable.
> All I want to do is overlay the existing bar code with true vector 
> barcode.  I may try Gimp at high resolution or inkscape. I just wanted 
> to alert the Powers That Be that there are PDF files out there that go 
> funky when brought in to Scribus by either the import method or the 
> image frame method.
> Stay tuned.

Hi John,

Can you provide a link or mail me that Pdf directly? I am curious to
poke inside it with Acrobat Pro + Pitstop.


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