[Scribus] Text from database

Craig Bradney cbradney
Fri Aug 20 04:06:03 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 11:44, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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 
> the making.
> 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.

If you can get it into CSV format, just import it into Scribus. The new
text importer has a csv filter.

As for DB stuff.. its all planned.. :) Time time time

>  From its own perspective, Scribus may turn out to be quite the killer app.

And you question this? :=)

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