[scribus] Means to shrink Scribus created PDF by a 1/4 scale

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Wed May 1 18:40:28 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Julian Robbins <julian.robbins at q-par.com>wrote:

> Hi
> I've been asked by the printers to make a 1/4 size PDF. I would like to
> design at fullscale and just output a scaled by a 1/4 CMYK PDF.
> I don't believe there is any way to do this in Scribus, but what
> suggestions are there as to how to resize a PDF using FLOSS software
> ideally using Linux/Windows?
> I could do this by printing from Adobe Reader but not sure if I can easily
> resize by an exact amount .
> --
> Kind Regards,
> Julian Robbins
> Q-par Angus Ltd

By 1/4 size, are you referring to dimensions (as paper size) or file size.
Any decently good printer can shrink or expand your pdf paper size to fit
the stock being used within the confines of aspect ratio.  If your printer
cannot, I'd be looking for another, better qualified, printer.

If you mean file size, as in the pdfs created by Scribus are difficult to
transport do to their file size, then just run the ps2pdf routine against
your file.  That will shrink it greatly and you should not loose any
quality in the process.  Try a test first, to be certain, but I do that
with my files now thanks to the great suggestion by another Scribus user.
Forget running pdf2ps first as recommended by some.  Totally unnecessary as
a pdf file is a type of ps file, already.  Just run;

ps2pdf <input file> <output file>

ps2pdf is a script that uses Ghostscript to modify the input pdf file.

John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org
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