[Scribus] Importing multi-page pdf (2)

Bart Alberti bart
Sat Feb 11 02:00:44 CET 2006

John R. Culleton wrote:

>On Friday 10 February 2006 03:19 pm, Craig Bradney wrote:
>>On Friday 10 February 2006 20:18, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>>John R. Culleton wrote:
>>>>On Thursday 09 February 2006 04:02 pm, Craig Bradney wrote:
>>>>>Yes but we don't need a kludgy solution. Ghostscript provides all we
>>>>>really need.
>>>>OK let me look at the problem from the other end of the
>>>>telescope. I want to create Scribus pages for parts of the
>>>>document and TeX pages for other parts. The page sizes are all the
>>>>same. In general the tool psmerge will only merge pages created
>>>>with the same tool, and sometimes not then. I can
>>>>import pages into a TeX document, but that is a bit tricky.
>>>>Using either PostScript or pdf files (I can convert to either of
>>>>course), what is the most foolproof method of merging the pages?
>>>>I am on Slackware Linux.
>>>While I very much agree with Craig's comments about pdftk, the program
>>>is small enough and simple enough to use ('pdftk your.pdf burst') that
>>>you should at least try it to know why you don't want to use it. For
>>>now, but hopefully not for long, this is a job that must be done outside
>>pdftk is a fine tool for such things, it (Scribus import) should just be
>>more automatic for most users. Select, set some import options, import,
>Downloaded the pdftk tarball, tried to Make it, and it blew me
>away with a jillon error messages. Don't have time to debug all
>that. I'll fuss with something major, like Scribus or Gimp, but not
>with a utility where there are other options. 
My rpm from the site works and I recall compiling the prior 1.0  tar 
ball on SuSE 9.2 and 9.3.
Their syntax needs some simplification though. You run around in circles 
figuring it out; but repeat tries go it for me.

Bart Alberti


bart at kissling:~> pdftk
       pdftk <input PDF files | - | PROMPT>
            [input_pw <input PDF owner passwords | PROMPT>]
            [<operation> <operation arguments>]
            [output <output filename | - | PROMPT>]
            [encrypt_40bit | encrypt_128bit]
            [allow <permissions>]
            [owner_pw <owner password | PROMPT>]
            [user_pw <user password | PROMPT>]
            [flatten] [compress | uncompress]
            [verbose] [dont_ask | do_ask]
            <operation> may be empty, or:
            [cat | attach_files | unpack_files | burst |
             fill_form | background |
             dump_data | dump_data_fields | update_info]

       For Complete Help: pdftk --help
bart at kissling:~> rpm -qa|grep pdftk

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