[Scribus] Tabs with dotted lines, mail-merge
Mon Sep 13 20:08:14 CEST 2004
On Tue, 2004-09-14 at 01:24, Dylan VanHerpen wrote:
> Craig, it works great!
Cool. There's an updated version on the original URL, cleaned up, with
better error checking etc. Hopefully. I can now run without any
configuration and prompts for the information it needs. And there's a
The script has still received little testing - almost none with
non-default prefs - so testing would be appreciated. Hopefully I haven't
broken anything with the cleanups and changes.
> Now my only question is: How do I print all the individual documents
> that the script generated at once (as one job)? Can I modify the
> script to merge each record to a new page within the same document?
I suppose you could, at that. Frankly, I hadn't thought of that
approach, but I don't see why not - if you can find a way to copy all
the items on the page to a new one. I didn't spot a 'CopyObject' or
similar function on a very quick glance at the API ref and the output of
dir(). It's very late here now, though, so that means little.
You should simply be able to make a copy of the mailmerge_writer_sla.py
module and modify it to add a page instead of saving a new file then
Because Scribus requires unique object names across the document, you'll
probably have to rename all the copied items as well. Unfortunately
there doesn't appear to be a 'CopyPage()' function in the scripter to do
the work for you yet, though the functionality is there in Scribus so it
might not be a big job to add.
Also, the current mailmerge_writer.py was written with individual files
in mind (silly me), but you shouldn't need to alter it. Just use the
'self.path_prefix' and 'self.filename_prefix' as the full path and
filename, eg os.path.join(self.path_prefix,self.filename_prefix), when
doing your final document save. Alternately, don't call super() in
__init__ at all, and don't bother to save the document - just leave it
open when the script completes.
If this didn't make much sense, don't worry - as I said, it's late here.
I just hope the updated code makes more sense ;-)
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