[scribus] Importing Pages From Microsoft Publisher

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 30 04:11:41 UTC 2012

On 01/29/2012 11:01 PM, bobparham at comcast.net wrote:
> On 1/29/2012 6:32 AM, Andreas Hünnebeck wrote:
>> Am Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2012, 23:03:27 schrieb bobparham at comcast.net:
>>> I am working with an associate to create a booklet in Scribus. She has
>>> created her pages in Microsoft Publisher. [..]
>>> I have tried saving her pages as png and gif documents and importing
>>> using Get Image. I have a lot of work to do trying to get them the same
>>> size in Scribus and when I test print, they are not sharp. There must be
>>> a better approach than this.
>> Export as PDF, open PDF in gimp with 1200 dpi and save it as tif or png
>> (this is probably also possible with imagemagick). This image must be
>> sharp.
>> bye
>> Andreas
> I opened the MS Publisher document from my associate. I then clicked
> File>Save & Send>Create PDF/XPS and saved the PDF file in My Documents.
> I am not very familiar with Gimp even though I have the latest version
> on my computer. How do I open the PDF in Gimp with 1200 dpi and save it
> as tif or png. How do I import the resulting file into my Scribus
> document? Your assistance is appreciated.

You just open the PDF in Gimp. The 1200 dpi comes in when you export 
from Gimp as a TIFF/PNG. Be prepared for this to be a big file. After 
that, just import into an image frame in Scribus.


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