[Scribus] Can Scribus?

Bernard G Hill berni
Wed Nov 15 22:49:18 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 02:48 -0800, andre at pixelplexus.co.za wrote:
> Hello
> I hope someone can tell me weather or not Scribus would be appropriate for
> the following project.
> My client generates labels that go onto shelves, based on data they
> receive in spreadsheet format. Of course the designer has created
> templates in Photoshop or Corel Draw, copies and pastes the info in,
> massages the lay-out and and saves print ready 8-up files. This takes
> around 5 mins per label x a couple of houndred every month.
> I would like to automate most of this process (will have to be on Windows
> platform).
> I?ve considered using Flash, and a print to file driver (and/or a
> swf2exe), but flash only supports RGB colour space as far as I can tell, I
> need to work in CMYK. I?ve started looking at the option of scripting it
> in Corel Draw?s VBA, but VBA still looks a bit greek to me, and if I?m
> going to learn something new I?d rather it not be a dead-end MS technology
> :-)
> Esentailly I need to import & parse text and based on values of specific
> fields auto-format graphic elements (possibly also import certain graphic
> ellements) ? preferably have the user double check layout - and export
> something print ready.
> Could I do this with Scribus? (my Coding background is thin, mostly some
> PHP hacking and Actionscript)
> Any advice/pointers much appreciated!
> Thanx
> Andr? SC
> pixelplexus.co.za
Have a look at DataPower2

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