[scribus] Import pdf file (1.5.0)
john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Jan 12 19:56:41 CET 2011
On Tuesday 11 January 2011 23:14:22 Owen wrote:
> > 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.
> > Try:
> > http://wexfordpress.com/tex/cover.pdf
> > 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 sharp.
> Hi John,
> Using 1.4.0.svn
> I took your cover PDF and embedded it in a Scribus document, then
> exported the Scribus document as a pdf.
> See http://members.pcug.org.au/~rcook/scribus/JC_Exercise.pdf
> I then viewed it in Acrobat at 400%. These are my comments.
> The embedding, via activating "Embed PDF and EPS files
> (Experimenta), was faithful to the original. Magnifying the
> original barcode 400% in your original cover.pdf and the one I made
> showed no difference in quality which was acceptable.
> The Scribus inserted barcode is certainly a lot clearer
> I can only assume the original cover design was done with an
> inferior work practice.
He used Powerpoint(!) But then he ran it through Distiller to get pdf
I am now caught in a dilemma. 1.4.0 will import a pdf without going
crazy but lacks Pdf X/1-a which is a requirement. I will try a two
step process: import into 1.3.9 and export as pdf, then import THAT
pdf into 1.5.0.
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