Invisible but selectable text in PDF export

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I am trying to make selectable but invisible text in a pdf export. Essentially, I am wanting to do a manual OCR-style overlay where invisible text will be above text that appears in an image (I'm hoping to do this for text searchability and accessibility).

What I have tried so far includes:
Adding a text frame but making the fill color for the text "none"
Putting the text on a separate layer and setting that layer's opacity to 0%

In both cases, the text just doesn't exist in the exported PDF at all.

Any thoughts on how to do this?


hi arshan

i've just tested it in scribus 1.5.8 and 1.7.0.svn.
if i set the opacity of the text to 0%, it doesn't work. (no text exported...)
but with the opacity of the text frame at 0% and the text at 100% it is invisible, but selectable.