[scribus-dev] Scripting: rotating image & selecting vertex

Owen Cook owen.cook at gmx.com
Mon Sep 26 22:33:37 UTC 2016

> A critical functionality for performing impositions (see 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imposition)
> is the ability to rotate images upside down so after the folding every 
> page appears upright.
> I'm trying to rotate images on a 6-up page using the following:
>       scribus.rotateObject(180, framename)
> The help for  "rotateObject(...) " tells us:
>       rotateObject(rot [, "name"])
>       Rotates the object "name" by "rot" degrees relatively. The object 
> is rotated by the vertex that is
>       currently selected as the rotation point - by default, the top left
>       vertext at zero rotation. Positive values mean counter clockwise 
> rotation
>       when the default rotation point is used. If "name" is not given 
> the currently selected item is used.
> So, when I rotate, the axis point is the top left which causes the frame 
> to be positioned in another place
> on my sheet.  What I want to do is programmatically rotate the image 
> having its frame remain
> in the same place.  To accomplish this, I need to set the "Basepoint" to 
> the center of the frame.
> I cannot find a way to alter the base point through the scripting interface.
> What I could do is call rotateObject followed by a 
> "scribus.moveObject(...)" setting
> the coordinates to what was the previous bottom right of the frame. But 
> this is a hack.
> 1) Is there a way to alter the selected vertex of an object in the 
> Scripting API?


Imposition should do all that for you? just make your X page document and then run an imposition script over it.

Or do I misunderstand you?


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