[scribus] Printing an SLA without using X11

Jon jonforthewin at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 02:03:15 CEST 2008

The database can already handle the merging of the account data and the
SLA files, all I (or others also looking for this feature) would need
Scribus to do is print them. There are already countless tools that
could be used to edit the textual data inside of an SLA, we just need
Scribus to do this one job and do it well.

On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 16:48 -0400, Gregory Pittman wrote:

> 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
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Importing_addresses_from_a_text_file
> 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.
> Greg
> _______________________________________________
> scribus mailing list
> scribus at lists.scribus.net
> http://lists.scribus.net/mailman/listinfo/scribus
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus/attachments/20081010/06d39508/attachment.htm>

More information about the scribus mailing list