[scribus] How to personalize a booklet?

"Sveinn í Felli (IMAP)" sveinki at nett.is
Thu Jul 9 13:25:39 CEST 2009


This thread has gone some lengths...

Ronald Wiplinger (Lists) wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-07-04 at 10:01 +0100, John Beardmore wrote:
>> Ronald Wiplinger (Lists) wrote:
>>> I have a pdf booklet - some are created with Scribus, some are made with
>>> Acrobat 9Pro.
>>> These booklets should be sold on a hosted web server (apache with php).
>>> We would be thrilled if we could personalize the booklet during selling,
>>> like:
>>> 1. add a remark on each page, like    Teacher <name> uses <title>
>>> booklet
>>> (the buyer is the teacher)
>>> 2. a personalized additional page (welcome page number 3)
To answer some of your questions:

Well, I've seen and experimented with such a function. PHP3
is (maybe was) able to do a search/replace inside any file,
including PDF's. With a PDF template which includes (even
several) placeholders e.g. <Name> and <Address> PHP would
automatically replace the placeholders with data from a DB
or user input. Handy for making printable invoices and receipts.
BUT: this only worked with PDFs format 1.2 and older
(Acrobat 3.x) where pure text was still included (no
encoding ? no compression). I have an example made with
PSSCRIPT.DRV version 4.0 from MSWord (v.95?) through
Distiller 3.01.

Maybe this does not work well with Vista ?


Sveinn í Felli

>>> 3. the booklets should be THEN copy and print protected
>>> All these should be done during the sales.
>>> Is it possible? or What is possible? Please guide me to the right place.
>>> bye
>>> Ronald 
>> There's a certain irony to this sort of thing with open source software.
> Was the question I asked to difficulty?
> bye
> Ronald
>> Cheers, J/.
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