[scribus] large pdf file

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Fri Apr 10 06:43:28 UTC 2015

Le 10/04/2015 07:28, JLuc a écrit :
> Le 10/04/2015 03:04, Ray a écrit :
>> Hi Folks,
>> As an 82 yr old I have a task from someone to edit a large 500page, 300+MB PDF file.

Also : Be aware that opening a SLA in scribus wont give you text editing abilities
on the imported text since it will be imported as shapes, vector drawings,
not letters of a font in a text.
But even so, as with any set of shapes or images, you will be able to select
a bunch of them (a paragraph) and replace them with some real text
if you wish so.


>> I know Scribus opens pdf files but not this one, presumably 'cause of its size.
>> I have tried other programs too but they won't open it either.
>> I am using Mint 17.1 OS and Scribus 1.4.3.svn.
>> Is there some way (or pdf program) I can use to open the file and maybe break it down into smaller groups of pages, so
>> that Scribus will then open it for editing ?
> You can split the PDF in smaller parts first.
> Use pdftk to split it.
> sudo apt-get --yes install pdftk
> pdftk mylargefile.pdf cat 1-25 output pages1-25.pdf
> pdftk mylargefile.pdf cat 26-50 output pages26-50.pdf
> etc
> and then open the resulting smaller pdfs.
> But Scribus 1.4 isnt so good at opening PDFs.
> In case you can compile 1.5 it would be worth trying with it.
> (See http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Building_SVN_versions_with_CMake)
> JL
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