[scribus] Printing an SLA without using X11

Jan Schrewe jschrewe at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 10 19:44:38 CEST 2008

Jon schrieb am Freitag, 10. Oktober 2008:
> > Is it
> > so much bother to open Scribus to print a file?
> Yes, because that requires a human being.
> I need to be able to print (or export to PDF or ghostscript) SLAs with
> no human intervention. After creating letter or form templates and
> having our database merge arbitrary account information selected at
> arbitrary times by any of our users for an arbitrary number of
> templates, I need to be able to print them with no human intervention.
> We are already doing this with a deprecated proprietary word processor
> (wordperfect 10) which is the last mission critical application forcing
> us to depend on a proprietary deprecated "operating system".
> Even if Scribus could automatically open and run Scribus Python scripts
> from a shell (scribus --run-script <script.py), while ugly as pages
> would get printed client-side as opposed to server-side, that would
> immediately make Scribus exponentially more valuable as it's the perfect
> authoring tool for letters and forms.
Sounds like a job for latex to me. 


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