[scribus] Printing an SLA without using X11

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Oct 10 22:48:51 CEST 2008

Jon wrote:
>> 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.
This sounds like a job for one or more scripts, but right now beyond 
anything Scribus can do. There was this script


which I wrote to show one way to import information from a text file for 
incorporation into a document. We just don't have a command line 
facility of using Scribus as of yet.


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