[scribus] Use of codes for dynamic insertion of images and text?

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Sat May 30 01:07:50 CEST 2009

> I hope this is the right place to send this question.  I am preparing
> a grant proposal for the development of a document to deployed
> nationally (USA).  I run my office on MEPIS Linux 8, and will propose
> the use of Scribus as the application so that others may adapt the
> text without concern for platform.  I would thus deliver both a PDF
> and a Scribus file at the end of the project.
> Since the content and graphics change by region (topic is urban
> trees), I would like to develop the document with codes that
> dynamically pull selected graphics and text from folders rather than
> their being statically present in the document.  So, for instance, the
> Scribus file would sit in a folder where there were other folders such
> as "Grafix" and "Lists," etc., and the document would pull its images,
> lists, etc. from those folders when the page was opened.  That way,
> users in other regions could easily make necessary alterations.

As far as images are concerned, they are not embedded in the sla file,
so as long as your outposts have a similar directory structure, just
make sure that images for each site are given the same names and they
will automagically be included



Open your sla file in a text editor and you will see how images are

As for text, you have an editing problem, not sure how you can handle

Good luck



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