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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016326ScribusOS-MacOSXpublic2020-11-10 14:39
Reporterdigirew Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.6.svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0016326: Dragging multiple PDF files onto a scribus document
DescriptionIf I take one PDF file at a time and drag it onto a scribus document, I can see that its displayed on the page.

If I select 2 or more PDF files and try to drag them onto the document, it simply displays the pdf file names on top of each other, and what appears to be some very tiny box.

(happens on both osx and windows).


I think it should either allow you to drag multiple PDF files at a time and place them onto the page, or simply load the first PDF file and warn the user that only one file at a time is supported.


If allowing multiple files, it should deal with each file independently until all files are eventually loaded.
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jghali

2020-11-09 18:29

administrator   ~0048359

>> If I select 2 or more PDF files and try to drag them onto the document, it simply displays the pdf file names on top of each other, and what appears to be some very tiny box.

That means you do not have GhostScript available on your computer.

ale

2020-11-09 18:35

manager   ~0048360

jean, the issue i see:

- if i drag one pdf i get it imported as vector
- if i drag two pdfs the will be imported as bitmap

and, of course, the reason why digirew sees the names only is because of the missing gs. but -- imo -- that's not the issue here.

jghali

2020-11-09 19:17

administrator   ~0048361

@ale, yes this is how it is because importing several vector files at once is *not supported* at this time.

ale

2020-11-10 07:06

manager   ~0048365

exactly...
that's why this ticket... i guess...

digirew

2020-11-10 14:11

reporter   ~0048370

ok thanks I will look into installing GS on my machine and try again.

as @ale pointed out, if multiple pdfs are imported as bitmap, then it would not help me any further along even with GS, as I would need them to be as vectors.

Perhaps this ticket should be converted or a new one created as a feature request to support importing multiple vector files?

ale

2020-11-10 14:39

manager   ~0048372

imo, this ticket is fine.

if scribus imports single files as vectors, importing a multiple files as bitmap is a bug.
a "known" bug, but still a bug.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-11-09 17:52 digirew New Issue
2020-11-09 18:29 jghali Note Added: 0048359
2020-11-09 18:35 ale Note Added: 0048360
2020-11-09 19:17 jghali Note Added: 0048361
2020-11-09 20:18 jghali Severity minor => feature
2020-11-10 07:06 ale Note Added: 0048365
2020-11-10 14:11 digirew Note Added: 0048370
2020-11-10 14:39 ale Note Added: 0048372