[scribus] while loop in python script crashes scribus

alessandro rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Sat Jan 31 15:31:41 CET 2009


while enjoying this gray saturday i came up with a "cleaner" script for reading a text file and adjusting the frame to its content:

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#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys
   import scribus
except ImportError:
   print "This script only works from within Scribus"

# read the content of the file line by line into the text frame
file_name = 'mytext.txt'
file = open(file_name, 'r')

text = "";

for line in open(file_name, 'r') :
    if line != '\n':
        text += unicode(line, 'iso-8859-2')

# create a text frame and put the text into it
x = 60
y = 100
w = 300
h = 10

frame = scribus.createText(x, y, w, h)
scribus.setText(text, frame)

# resize the frame in 10pt steps
while (scribus.textOverflows(frame) > 0) :
    h += 10
    scribus.sizeObject(w, h, frame)

# undo the latest 10pt step and fine adjust in 1pt steps
h -= 10
scribus.sizeObject(w, h, frame)

while (scribus.textOverflows(frame) > 0) :
    h += 1
    scribus.sizeObject(w, h, frame)

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since i am at home now, i could check it in scribus... and it does work*!

i've also posted the script to the wiki: feel free to make a working script out of it!


* well, it does not work in today's 1.3.5svn, but i've posted a fix for PageItem::frameOverflows() in the bug tracker: the second try could be the good one :-)

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