[scribus] Import pdf file (1.5.0)

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Jan 12 03:26:48 CET 2011

On Tuesday 11 January 2011 16:47:42 Peter Linnell wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Peter
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However the pdf works fine in Acrobat Reader. I saved it as Postscript 
(print to file) and imported it into Inkscape.  Still pretty crisp and 
John Culleton
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