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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001179ScribusImport / Exportpublic2016-05-21 05:28
ReporterringercAssigned To 
PriorityhighSeverityfeatureReproducibilityalways
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Platformx86 LinuxOSallOS Versionall
Product Version1.3.4cvs 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001179: When saving PS or EPS, convert placed PDFs to PS/EPS and embed in the output
DescriptionCurrently, when Scribus outputs PostScript from a document containing PDF files, it appears to rasterise the PDF and include the rasterised PDF in the PostScript output. It might be helpful if instead or alternately Scribus could convert the placed PDF to PostScript on the fly and embed the resulting PostScript in the document.

This output method would take longer to generate but should result in much higher quality text and vectors and much smaller PostScript.

Of course, the user can presently perform the PDF to EPS conversion themselves then work with the EPS files, so this isn't overly important. Acrobat Pro 6 does a brilliant job of this, and Acrobat Reader 5's -toPostScript isn't too bad either. As such I'm marking this low priority - it'd be nice, but not that important.
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related to 0007202 new Lossless exporting of eps files in vector format 
related to 0002835 closedjghali Detect and use the ps2write device in newer ghostscript 

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cbradney

2004-10-03 10:36

administrator   ~0002615

If we could do that, we could import a PDF as vectors :)

mhanski

2006-04-12 11:45

developer   ~0009846

Reminder sent to: avox, cbradney, fschmid, jghali, subik

the rasterizing of imported pdf's has been a frequent complaint, so this proposal would mean a major improvement.

From today's perspective, is it a won't fix?

plinnell

2006-04-12 11:57

viewer   ~0009848

No, in fact this is a high priority - that is enable all vector imports to remain vector. This goes along with other items for 1.3.x

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2004-10-03 05:50 ringerc New Issue
2004-10-03 10:36 cbradney Note Added: 0002615
2006-04-12 11:38 mhanski OS Fedora Core => all
2006-04-12 11:38 mhanski OS Version 1 => all
2006-04-12 11:38 mhanski Product Version 1.2.1cvs => 1.3.4cvs
2006-04-12 11:38 mhanski Build 24 =>
2006-04-12 11:45 mhanski Note Added: 0009846
2006-04-12 11:57 plinnell Note Added: 0009848
2006-04-12 12:02 mhanski Priority low => high
2006-04-12 12:02 mhanski Status new => acknowledged
2006-04-14 19:03 mhanski Relationship added related to 0002835
2016-05-21 05:28 Kunda Relationship added related to 0007202