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Importing Multiple pages from a PDF (in 1.5.4)

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IDN101:
Just installed 1.5.4 as I need to be able to import a PDF document and add my own content over the top. I don't need to edit the original document at all- just to be able to stick it on it's own layer and then add text and image frames over the top, where my content needs to be.

When I go to Import the PDF Document, I only have the option to choose a single page- even though the source document is multi-page. Other radio button options are greyed out. Is this expected behaviour?

Do I need to use the Import function for every single page- one at a time?

Many thanks

utnik:
you're right, with 'file' → 'import' you just have one single page of the .pdf file.
unfortunately you need to select 'file' → 'open' to get the whole file. (which is a bit confusing and makes people think scribus would be a .pdf editor…)

utnik

Mike_Scribus:
Hi there,

Why is 1.5.4 required if you "need to be able to import a PDF document" and add your own content over the top?

Mike.

a.l.e:
scribus 1.4 cannot import a pdf.

but scribus 1.4 can load a PDF in an image frame.
and it even has an experimental feature for keeping the original PDF in the resulting PDF (without rasterizing it)

scribus 1.5 can load a PDF in an image frame (as scribus 1.4 can) and, on top of it, can (try to) import a PDF as native objects (warning: it outlies your text...)

so, if you want to simply add your content on top of a pdf, you don't technically need 1.5.

utnik:

--- Quote from: a.l.e on October 02, 2018, 11:39:30 am ---but scribus 1.4 can load a PDF in an image frame.
and it even has an experimental feature for keeping the original PDF in the resulting PDF (without rasterizing it)
--- End quote ---

if you're on mac os, this feature is broken in scribus 1.4.5 and newer versions. (you'll need scribus 1.4.4 or 1.5.x…)

utnik

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