[Scribus] Importing multi-page pdf (2)
Thu Feb 2 21:12:42 CET 2006
Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Sjoerd Hiemstra wrote:
>> At the moment, I think the best way to import certain pages from a pdf
>> is to make use of pdftk.
>> One of the many things it can do is break a pdf into single pages.
>> It would go like this:
>> pdftk mydoc.pdf burst
>> Then these separate pages can be imported into Scribus.
>> pdftk can be found here: http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdftk/
>> I have SUSE 10.0, it's included in the distro as well.
> If it works without resolution loss, it might be one of the answers to
> the problem, and maybe something Min Xu should look into. I'll check it out.
Hallelujah! Our prayers are answered!
Seems to work well; takes it a while to grind out the results, but the
results look good -- I couldn't tell any difference from the source
file, and I might add that it's not destructive, you still have your
I have FC4, and it was available via 'yum install pdftk' -- not sure
which repository, but since I only use updates, extras, and livna, it is
This may obviate the need for Craig to tackle PDF import. As Eric
Raymond has said, one of the advantages of Linux is that you don't have
to have monster applications that do it all, you can often use a
collection of utilities to more efficiently get your work done.
According to yum, the RPM for pdftk is only 848K, and it has many other
Maybe Min Xu will pick up on this tonight.
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