[scribus] applying mask to all pages.

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Mar 7 21:57:08 UTC 2015

On 03/07/2015 01:50 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> I am importing over 200 pdf pages into a series
> of scribus 1.5.0 documents, 20 at a time.
> The pdf documents were created in MSWierd with
> the little tic marks at the corners and little
> round symbols outside the edge of each
> margin.
> As it happens the Scribus 1.5.0 documents have
> slightly larger page size than the input pages so
> these unwanted markings show up. I have been
> covering them up with white graphic patches, one
> at a time.
> Master pages appear under the imported pages,
> and not over so that is no help.
> Is there another way to set up these pages that
> will cover up these marks? I suppose I could set
> up in my sample file a single page with these
> coverup patches on an upper layer and then dupe
> these pages 20 times but that would require me to
> import about 60 pages  already in sla files.
> Any other thoughts?
Just like other vector files, PDFs imported to 1.5.0 are editable. As a 
vector file, it consists of grouped objects, and likely groups of 
groups. So ungroup the imported PDF, click on the item of interest (you 
may have to unselect the original first), and see whether it needs to be 
ungrouped further. Even text will look like a text frame, but it will be 
an ungroupable object, down to its individual glyphs.


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