[scribus] Printing an SLA without using X11
jonforthewin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 22:17:34 CEST 2008
If I could find a decent open source wysiwig editor for that format (or
if OpenOffice Writer exported it properly) we'd be using it right now.
On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 19:44 +0200, Jan Schrewe wrote:
> 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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