[scribus] Redoing camera manual

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Sep 24 00:37:22 UTC 2014

On 09/23/2014 04:39 PM, john Culleton wrote:
> I downloaded a camera manual pdf  which is laid
> out thus:
> first page holds print pages 1 & 2 side by side.
> Second page holds 3 & 4 side by side.
> etc.
> I want to make a booklet of single print pages.
> Once I get the single pages in two files (even
> and odd) I can shuffle them as needed using
> pdftk, pdfbook etc. But I need to trim the double
> pages down to singles. Can I do this in Scribus
> somehow?
If you use 1.5.0, you can import PDF pages as vector files. Once you 
select a page, let's say 1, which has 1 & 2 as you say, then Item > 
Ungroup, after which you can edit the page, and (hopefully) be able to 
remove the page 2 part, leaving page 1. Also note that you don't have to 
use pdftk to split the PDF, since you can select a particular page from 

One thing to mention is that once you Ungroup, deselecting the group 
let's you select individual parts.

The tricky part, which will either allow you to get what you want or 
not, is that you see that the page had multiple objects which may or may 
not be confined to a single side.


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