[scribus] Pantone for Scribus

Olivier BERTEN olivier.berten at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 19:38:55 CET 2010

I should probably have told you should run that script as Extension


Le 21/12/10 18:50, Gregory Pittman a écrit :
> On 12/21/2010 12:24 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> On 12/21/2010 09:38 AM, Olivier BERTEN wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> Here is my first try at scripting Scribus:
>>> http://www.selapa.net/scribus/Pantone.py
>>> If you run it as standalone (or within Scribus< 1.5 but it doesn't
>>> really make sense), it let's you save Pantone's palettes in your
>>> "swatches/locked" folder.
>>>> From within Scribus 1.5, it features importing individual colors to
>>>> the
>>> current document. It's limited to version 1.5 because earlier version
>>> don't allow to define RGB colors, which is how color data are available
>>> (with Lab, of course) for most of Pantone's palettes.
>>> By the way, adding individual colors from libraries is a feature that
>>> should be added to Scribus since you usually need process colors and a
>>> few spot colors. You don't need to import the whole thousands of colors
>>> in your document. And if you want to load a library, you loose all your
>>> colors...
>>> Comments and suggestions welcome...
>> I tried this on Fedora 14, and it seemed to download info Ok, but then
>> was just spinning its wheels indefinitely.
>> On killing Scribus and reopening, I have no additional color sets.
>> Looking in .scribus, I can see a pantone directory with a number of PNGs
>> and .js files, but swatches/locked is empty.
>> I guess the thing to do if I can figure it out is to set up some
>> messageBoxes to see what it is trying to do when it fails.
> I inserted a messageBox to find out the saving directory, and
> immediately got a traceback indicating that scribus.messageBox didn't
> work, so I noticed that there was no 'import scribus' line.
> Considering that there are several scribus.xxxx commands, I apparently
> never invoked any of these previously.
> As I scan the script, I wonder if there has been more reliance on
> various Qt commands than is really necessary -- for someone like me it
> makes it harder to interpret, and may be a bit of overkill in general.
> Greg
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