[scribus] Graphics to PDF Question

Patrick Ernst patrick at aroaustralia.com
Sun Apr 15 03:50:09 UTC 2012

On 14/04/12 21:58, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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.
> http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/install-pdftk/
> Greg
If you like a simple graphical interface, PDFShuffler is a very handy 
tool for combining PDFs adn shuffling pages around.

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