[scribus] import from textfile

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Jul 23 18:26:24 CEST 2008

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Chantal Rosmuller wrote:
>> Hi list, I need some advice.
>> I want to import text that is currently in a text file.  But I do not 
>> want to import all if it in one text frame. Every paragraph should 
>> have it's own text frame. How can I do that? Should I for example 
>> write a script to put the text file in mysql format first? Or maybe 
>> html? I know a thing or two about scripting and databases but not a 
>> lot about scribus. I am not sure how to get started, If someone can 
>> point me in the right direction that would be great.   
> You're wanted to do something very customized. The question is, 
> whether writing a script, editing your text file, for some automated 
> process is worthwhile.
> Is there a certain layout?
> Is there a reason you can't just divide your text file into a number 
> of text files, one for each frame?
On the wiki there is a simple parsing script:


As you can see, it reads a line at a time, then depending on the line's 
content, makes a simple decision.

If your content can be parsed with some easily identifiable 
character(s), then you could parse one file to a number of decision 
points, and create new text frames, new pages with text frames, or even 
skip along frames in a defined template.


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