[scribus] Scribus as technical drawing tool

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Thu Apr 12 18:50:34 UTC 2012

On 09/04/2012 12:33, Meho R. wrote:
> On Monday 09 April 2012 13:10:54 John Beardmore wrote:

>> (I know some people would say that diagrams might better be done in
>> Inkscape, but as Scribus can't even hack the company logo as a plain SVG
>> from Inkscape, I don't really feel any confidence re the import of
>> engineering drawings.)
> But there is another way around. This is how I usually import vectors
 >which, for some reason, do not get imported correctly via "File>
 >Import>  Get Vector File":
> 1. Save the logo/chart/diagram from Inkscape as a PDF (or an EPS) file
> 2. In Scribus, use "Insert Image Frame>  Get Image" routine; don't
 >    worry about included "image" looking bad on screen, this will be
 >    sorted out when the document is exported to PDF
> 3. When creating PDF from Scribus, check "Embed PDF&  EPS files
      (EXPERIMENTAL)" to make sure included vector files do not get

Thanks for this too. I've got the logo sorted by by conversion of 
objects to paths, but that would get laborious for for anything complex 
I guess, so I'll keep the above in mind.

Many thanks, J/.
John Beardmore,MSc EDM (Open),B.A. Chem (Oxon),CMIOSH,CEnv,MIEMA,MEI
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