pdf2ps and scribus

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 20:45:12 UTC 2009

        As I said, I will try to edit an existing .pdf using the 
software pdf2ps, and Scribus which is taking a long time to 
display the one page pdf I am using. I can see however that Scibus is 
using a lot of tiff images from the .ps file one at a time.

        The pdf has many colors and fonts and it is a real problem 
getting it onto the Scribus. Then I looked and Scribus has written into 
the directory 50 files I can not remove. But I did it with sudo rm -rf 
*.tiff and that worked

        The original pdf has 721,2225 and the new from Scribus has 
311,440 bytes. Makes you think the new pdf is lacking detail. That is 
exactly what happened. The new pdf bears little resemblance to the 
original. The postscript file is 156,373 bytes so it can not be a good 
copy of the original pdf file.

        So I must conclude that pdf2ps does not work well at all, and 
Scribus writes files all over your computer. This is not good. Does 
anyone know a better way to save a pdf as a ps file?

    This has been fun and educational :-)



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