[scribus] setting basepoint in script
gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 13 15:17:07 CEST 2009
> On Sun, 12 Jul 2009 10:39:25 -0700
> Ralph Stirling <Ralph.Stirling at wallawalla.edu> wrote:
>> I'm trying to build a script for creating yearbooks.
>> In positioning text in captions, I would like to
>> position some text frames (ones that are right-justified
>> text) based on the upper-right corner rather than
>> the upper left. I cannot find a way to specify the
>> basepoint in a script, nor does it seem possible to
>> fit a text frame to content so I can calculate the UR
>> corner position relative to the UL position.
>> Is there a technique I'm missing, or do I need to
>> submit a feature request for a scripting improvement?
> I took this out of the API in Help.
> createText(x, y, width, height, ["name"]) -> string
> Creates a new text frame on the actual page and returns its name. The
> coordinates are given in the actual measurement unit of the document
> (see UNIT constants). "name" should be a unique identifier for the
> object because you need this name for further referencing of that
> object. If "name" is not given Scribus will create one for you.
> May raise NameExistsError if you explicitly pass a name that's already
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> Is that what you were after?
No, this isn't the basepoint. I can't find any command for that. I think
the ability to do this may create confusion and problems. I think it
would be better to have all frames referenced by the upper left, then
use the dimensions of the frame to make needed relative calculations for
the other corners.
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