[scribus] Text Overflow - Background

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Sep 2 17:38:45 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 01 September 2009 17:14:53 Henry Hartley wrote:
> John Beardmore wrote:
> >> Henry Hartley wrote:
> >> > I have a script that takes a directory full of photographs 
> >> > builds a document with either four or six images per 
page, scaled
> >> > and rotated to the same size.
> >>
> >> Is that a script you'd like to share with the rest of us in the
> >> fullness of time ?   (Please ?)
> I'd be happy to. This is a modified version of a script that 
> Pittman originally wrote (called scribalbum_letter.py). I've 
modified it to
> (among other things) position both horizontal and vertical 
images so that
> they are centered (both horizontally and vertically) in (invisible) 
> on the page with the captions centered beneath them. It also 
offsets the
> content of each page either to the left or the right so that when I 
> them double sided there is a little room on one side for a three-
> punch.
> I just added status and progress indicators this week after 
telling myself
> I really needed to do that for a while. That makes it a lot easier 
to put
> up with how slow things sometimes get with longish 
> I've also thought I should add a bit to allow for 12 images per 
page since
> I often don't really need as large as I get with 4 or 6 and it 
would save a
> considerable amount of paper and printing supplies.
> One other question I have is if anyone else has noticed that 
every time the
> progress indicator or status bar is updated Scribus steals focus 
from other
> applications on the desktop. Not all applications seem to be 
> susceptible to this. I'm running on Windows XP at work and MS 
Outlook is a
> particular problem. I literally cannot use Outlook while the 
script is
> running because it looses focus every couple seconds. Other 
apps (like
> Thunderbird) seem to have no problem with it.
> --
> Henry
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For lots of reasons (viruses, spyware) it makes sense to use 
another client instead of Outlook.  I use Kmail on KDE on 
Slackware 13.
John Culleton

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