[scribus] Fwd: Re: Viewing existing PDFs

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Aug 16 20:20:02 UTC 2017

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Subject: Re: [scribus] Viewing existing PDFs
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:35:29 -0400
From: Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
To: Jimmy deMayo <jamesdemayo at gmail.com>

On 08/16/2017 02:18 PM, Jimmy deMayo wrote:
> I am new to using Scribus and am interested in viewing some existing pdf
> files that I have. When opening pdf's in Scribus, the files are distorted
> and don't convert properly. Is there some other way to import the files so
> they are editable? Thanks for any advice!!

Hi Jimmy,

It sounds like you must be importing into an image frame.
What you want to do is to import as a vector file (File > Import > Get
Vector File...).
You have to be using one of the 1.5.x versions of Scribus, hopefully
1.5.3, which has a lot of enhancements.

Once you import the file and place it, you will most like need to
Ungroup, and perhaps a number of times, to get down to the element(s)
you want to edit.



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