[Scribus] Success story and question.

Jan Schrewe jschrewe
Tue Feb 6 15:36:29 CET 2007

william f. maddock schrieb am Dienstag, 6. Februar 2007:
> On Feb 5, 2007, at 7:06 PM, Jan Schrewe wrote:
> > We want to make a mass letter for fundraising (ca. 500 recipients) and
> > our
> > printshop needs them in one pdf-file. Because we want to use some
> > graphics in
> > it and want it to have a better typographie than Openoffice or MS Word
> > could
> > produce, I thought about using scribus to create the letter.
> >
> > But, as far as I understand it, it is not possible to change a text
> > frame
> > using a python script within scribus?
> >
> > So the next Idea was to write a script that creates a .sla file from
> > snippets.
> > Snippets are: the main letter, the address field, which has to change
> > and
> > some graphics placed on every page. Can this be done? If yes, how?
> Is it possible that you misread what the printer needs? The way I
> understand it, they want one PDF file from you, but you need to have
> that one PDF file account for 500 different addresses in one layout.
> Could they mean that you supply them with one PDF file, and they will
> change the address stuff for each recipient? If that is the case, then
> you might be able to produce a PDF file with a changeable field where
> the address/recipient information is to go.
> Can scribus do that?


No, they want a 500 Page pdf, so they can just click print.

We have an address database and need to fill in the Values from the database 
into the address field of the letter (in german it's called Serienbrief, I 
don't know the english word).


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