[Scribus] Maintaining text with scribus

avox avox
Wed Jun 14 00:04:57 CEST 2006

Asif Lodhi wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> On 6/13/06, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
>> What I meant was that, since Scribus does not (yet) have an internal
>> spell-checker ...................................
> I think it would be great if the developers could provide us users
> some kind of an object-based programming model
> (scriptable/programmable) for Scribus like all MS-Word, Excel, etc. do

Would be great if the developers had a nice C++ object-oriented programming
model for Scribus ;-) -- but we are getting there.

> by providing VBA-based object-models "with programmable events" so
> that you can write event-handlers, for example, when a document is
> saved in Microsoft Word, and so on.
> An object-model based on Python would be just great - event-points
> (story_editor-story-is being-copied-to-the-text-frame,
> .sla-file-is-being-saved, font-is-going-to-change, etc.) will have to
> be carefully identified and exposed though.

I'm not a fan of scripting interfaces which allow interception of internal
Scribus events...
OO model for docs/item/styles would be fine, also methods for configuring
menus, toolbars and creating of new actions. Also all kinds of import/export
functions of course.

> Also, what do you think about the idea of having the story-editor
> facility as a configurable option instead?  I mean the users being
> able to configure the editor of their choice as "the Scribus'
> Story-Editor" so that they get to edit their text in their favorite
> editors with all the facilities they want - that is, their favorite
> editor pops-up when they select the Scribus' story editor option.

Possible, but how would Scribus export the style information? And
import it back?

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