[Scribus] Text from database
Fri Aug 20 03:44:42 CEST 2004
Wayne Maeda wrote:
>What's the best way to import a multi-page database report into Scribus? I've
>tried exporting from database to postscript file but was not successful in
>importing it into Scribus; it only loaded the first page, if any at all. Most
>of the databases I've tried either print the reports directly to the printer
>or to a postscript file. Is there a way to convert a postscript file to text?
I don't have the answer to this, yet I think it's a feature request in
Some kinds of software treat database files as a table, and since
Scribus has tables, it would seem possible to develop something here. I
use postgres, and it has a facility to export to html as well as a plain
text file. It might be possible to edit the html output from it without
a lot of work. AFAIK it's not especially good at importing from other
formats. I don't know what sorts of things OOffice Calc can do.
The more expansive idea here might be for Scribus to have a table in
which the elements are an array or hash which point to filenames, which
might be text, images, svg, whatever. It might be a whole new way of
doing a repetitive structured DTP file such as a newsletter.
From its own perspective, Scribus may turn out to be quite the killer app.
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