[scribus-dev] itemAdd Function for PathText

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Oct 22 13:11:36 UTC 2012

On 10/22/2012 07:59 AM, a.l.e wrote:
> hi sivahari,
>> I am new to scribus. I am working in project with scribus where the
>> scribus saves data in database instead of SLA files. I did this for
>> scribus documents having both image frame and text frame. Now i want
>> to save and retrieve the PathTexts and PolyLines to and from database.
>> I know to add page item in a scribus document using the itemAdd
>> function in case of textframes and images. For this only we have to
>> give X,Y Positions and height and width. But for PathText and PolyLine
>> i dont know how to do that. Please help.
> the new scripter is being polished by jain...
> ... in this context it's a bit hard to find somebody who will add new
> commands for you in the current scripter engine. but you're welcome to
> give it a try.
> the way a new command can be added to the current scripter is described
> in my blog:
> http://www.graphicslab.org/blog/Enhancing-the-Scribus-Scripter
> you will have to go through it backwards to find all parts...
> if you describe what are the commands that you are missing, i'm positive
> that jain or somebody else will make sure that they will in the new
> scripter that will be integrated in the future version scribus 1.6.

There is already the createPolyline() command, and you can see it in
action in the script about advanced graphing:


createPolyline() wants a list of points, which in the script were
created with the append function.


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