[scribus] auto import mass text

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Tue Jul 6 22:39:20 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 06 July 2010 08:44:36 Davide Marchi wrote:
> [..]
> > I don't know what he finds deficient in Scribus text 
> > He can set up linked frames etc. an import his text. But 
> > can answer that better than I.
> > --
> > John Culleton
> no, no deficient in Scribus text handling.
> the fact is that they are different people working on the 
text and
> these changes have not familiarity with Scribus,
> I am also seeing a layout with Scribus, I prefer that no one 
> me operate on file with the risk, not knowing Scribus to 
> sensitives parameters...
> ...and further complicate things do not all live in the same 
> [..]
> > you can't do it directly with scribus... but you can write 
a script
> > which will export all the text and another script which 
will import it.
> ...WOW!!!
> > this will only work if you have not used advanced 
formatting in the
> > frames (looking at the pdf you have sent i hope you 
only used different
> > text sizes...)
> only font kind and size...
> > if you can't find somebody writing the scipt for you,
> ..GHH!!
> >  i think i can do it this evening...
> ..!!!!
> >  but you will have to send me per mail the same part of 
your book as a
> > sla to make sure that i meet your needs (i don't need 
the images nor the
> > fonts; and i can only make sure that the script works for 
the parts i
> > have seen!)
> >
> > ciao
> > a.l.e
> ok, Ale i send to yu a part of "sla"
> many many thanks!!
> PS
> I had already planned a particular note for appreciation 
tail, now as
> well as to Scribus I'll add one for its mailing list ;-)
> ciao!
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I still don't see the problem. If author A submits the text for 
e.g, page 11 to you then you can just import that text into 
the text frames for page 11, using a style that includes your 
chosen font. The text has to be associated with a specific 
page I would presume.

Or if you don't need to associate specific text with a specific 
page you can just ask that all text be submitted in plain text 
form in one file.  Then you can import it into linked text 

What am I missing?

John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95

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