Resizing a DIN - A1 document to DIN - A4

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I did not find an answer to my question yet, altough i hope, that you will be able to help me.

I have desigend a DIN - A1 document and now i do want the same document to be in DIN - A4.
If i change the document settings to DIN - A4, all the elements (pictures, text boxes, ...) stay in the size which fits the DIN - A1 format.

Is there a way to change the size including an automatic change to the size of the elements?

Greetings from Austria!

Meho R.


AFAIK, you cannot do that automatically in Scribus. But, if you want to scale that specific already prepared A1 doc, or, more specifically, its PDF output, here's something for your cosideration: PDF scaling using multivalent.

1. Download multivalent from here (this is an older version, since the newer has some problems with licensing imposition part of the tool).

2. Save your document as a PDF file, let's call it mydoc.pdf.

3. Put the file in the same folder where you put multivalent, and run the following command in that folder (using Terminal, if you're using Linux, or Command Prompt, if you're using Windows):

java -cp Multivalent.jar tool.pdf.Impose -dim 1x1 -paper "21x29.7cm" mydoc.pdf