[Scribus] Scribus features and python scripting
Fri May 20 07:07:23 CEST 2005
Hello List members,
We have just completed a few more PDF documents with Scribus. These particular
documents are of particular importance because they are documents with legal
ramifications that are used daily. In the past, these documents were produced
and maintained using expensive proprietary software. Under the old software,
they were hard to upgrade/change - a real PITA that had to be dealt with
FWIW, the new PDF's look better and are more
maintainable/upgradeable/changeable than what is possible using the old
proprietary product. The amount of control that is possbile coupled with the
ease of use of Scribus (Once your over the learning curve...) is incredible.
Now, the features we use a lot include Get Text for importing text and pretty
stuff is great too. We are beginning to look at python scripting to automate
construction and modifications of documents, but we are not certain how far
we can feasibly/realistically take this powerful feature. In fact, python
scripting is the purpose of this post.
I've read all of the info on the WIKI regarding python scripting. It's good
info, but rather sparse. Question: Are all of the features of python
available for use when scripting in Scribus? If not, what features of the
python language are excluded? Are there features within Scribus that cannot
be accessed using python? Are there any "Gotcha's" or other surprises?
Is there information/documentation regarding this subject that I have missed?
It's obvious that python and Scribus play well together, but I don't know what
the limits are (Although, I'm sure they exist).
Alpharetta, Georgia USA
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