[scribus] flexible text box lenght

Chantal Rosmuller chantal at antenna.nl
Fri Jan 30 15:22:07 CET 2009

/On Friday 30 January 2009 15:02:09 Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Chantal Rosmuller wrote:
> > Hi Greg,
> >
> > How long wil it take before the  Scripter-NG  is fully implemented? Don't
> > want to do a  lot of work for nothing :)
> Well, I don't anticipate soon. Probably the advance to the next stable
> release will happen before Scripter-NG gets expanded. What Henning
> Schröder has done is to set up a more easy way to add commands:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/GSoC_2008_Accepted_Applications#.3D_Scrip
> > I understand your point but the situation is the following:
> >
> > I am writing a script to import wiki tekst files into scribus. I am doing
> > this for an organisation that publishes books, a lot of writers work from
> > home so writing in a wiki is convenient for them. The layout of the books
> > (margins, text size etc) is always identical so it should be possible to
> > build a script that automatically sizes textframes and applies styles. If
> > the layout person has to do this manually for all books it will take a
> > lot of time.
> Interesting that you use this method, since it is exactly how we created
> our manual -- you're right, this is a very expedient way to edit and add
> to texts. You might contact Christoph Schäfer to ask how he managed. I
> think what he did was to import the wiki text to openoffice.org, where
> he applied styles, then imported to Scribus.
> I think he said that openoffice.org has a wiki import feature.
> Another method might be by using tagged text to create filters for
> applying styles:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Laying_out_articles
> Greg
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Thanks for the info, I'll look into it later. My script is advancing nicely 
except for the problem I have with the textbox height (in another post with 
subject: while loop in python script crashes scribus) 

I was hoping I could avoid transporting the text from program to program 
(wiki -> openoffice -> scribus) but it is nice to have a backup plan. If I 
succeed I will send my entire script to the mailinglist.

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