[scribus-dev] Inline objects as framework for dynamic text?

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Fri Apr 29 14:25:30 UTC 2011

On 29/04/2011, at 15:59, "Andreas Vox" <andreas.vox at googlemail.com> wrote:

>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Cezary Grabski [mailto:czarek at oferuje.pl]
>> Gesendet: Freitag, 29. April 2011 12:39
>> An: Scribus Development Mailing List
>> Betreff: Re: [scribus-dev] Inline objects as framework for dynamic
>> text?
> ...
>> From dev side as I wrote before - I thought about use and extend inline
>> objects class (by add to it kind of insertion and new rendering ways),
>> but
>> also new class for that puprposes can be created.
>> But I am not thinking about inserting text dynamically created by
>> markers and
>> references into inline frames! It should be like normal text with
>> respect for
>> styles, but not editable by typing (even cursor should jump over such
>> dynamic
>> text like it was in a frame).
> Current text code only supports simple markers like "pagenr". 
> SpecialChars::OBJECT is tightly linked to Inline frames, so Scribus expects
> an InlineFrame at those positions which reports a given width and height
> *before* Scribus starts layouting the text. You will not be able to use
> Scribus' layout code from within the InlineFrame.
> You could introduce a new SpecialChar and expand it in the "expandTokens"
> subroutine. Then you need to find a place where to store the attached text;
> with 1.4 code the best place would probably a QString field in ScText (or
> some other pointer-type –- don't use anything big there).
> Please note that the text structure is going to radically change in 1.5. It
> will support many XML-like features which would make implementation of
> dynamic text features much easier.

When? :) 


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