[scribus] Graphics to PDF Question

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Apr 14 12:28:38 UTC 2012

On 04/14/2012 03:55 AM, Cindy Jones Lantier wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William F. Maddock [mailto:billsey at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:16 AM
> To: Scribus User Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Graphics to PDF Question
> On Fri, 2012-04-13 at 23:17 -0700, Cindy Jones Lantier wrote:
>> Hi! I am very much an amateur when it comes to desk top publishing. A
>> few months ago I worked through the Scribus tutorial, so I thought I
>> had enough skills to put together a small 'zine.  I am, however,
>> running up against one problem related to graphics that I don't know
>> what to do with. My graphics girl designed a nice title page for me.
>> When I dropped the graphic into the title page of my document, it
>> looked different than it does when I look at the it in Photoshop. Some
>> of the black text had turned white and there were opacity issues; I
>> think she used transparency in some of the layers. She's not familiar
>> with Scribus, so the only thing she really knew how to do was to save
>> it as a PDF on her end (and it looks great!) and she told me that with
>> Adobe Reader, I should be able to combine the two PDFs (her graphic
>> title page and the rest of my document). I think I can do that, but
>> here's the thing - I'm wanting to export it to print as a booklet. So,
>> how do I combine the two PDFs in such a way that they will still have the
> pages in the correct order? Or is there some other way I should approach
> this?
> Cindy,
> Have your graphic artist save the cover art as a TIFF. You can then import
> that into an image frame in Scribus.
>> Thanks so much for any guidance you can give me!
> No problem.
> Hey William!
> I've sent her an email asking her to do as you suggested ... I hope the fix
> is this simple!

There is a program called pdftk which will allow you to combine PDFs.



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