[scribus] Using scribus from console
riffert at la-well.de
Tue Nov 9 08:49:05 CET 2010
Am 08.11.2010 18:24, schrieb a.l.e:
> hi stefan
>>> we are developing a print portal. The main intention is, that user
>>> are able to choose from a sortiment of flyers and put customized
>>> informations on it. Afterwards this flyer will be send as a pdf to
>>> our printjobs.
>>> The flyer templates are generated by an office using scribus. We
>>> get the goods as pdf documents from them.
>>> It is not a problem to insert some text into predefined spaces if
>>> the text has a predefined maximum length.
>>> In view to change words in a running text or to insert paragraphs in
>>> different lengths, we need more flexibility on it.
>>> On this topic the following question:
>>> Is it possible to save a scribus project as a formatting objects
>>> file (xsl-fo)?
>>> Is it possible to invoke scribus through a script (Python or PHP)?
> yes and no...
> you may be able to manipulate parts of a scribus file with external tools.
> you may be able to have an instance of scribus running on a server and polling a directory for changes, act on it and produce PNGs and PDFs which will be shown to the client or sent to the printer.
> you won't be able to invoke scribus on a server without X11 running or getting scribus to just convert a .sla file into a pdf without running (even without human interaction) its GUI.
> there is an effort ongoing to work on a CLI version of scribus but -- it's partially my fault -- it does not advance as fast as one could wish.
> please, get in touch with me if you can give some money or some developing work for such a project.
> have a nice evening
thanks for your fast answers. As it seems we must do some more on it.
For the beginning we will continue using a fast version we thought about
first. Thats ok for a start. Later on we will see if there are some
possibilities to use scribus for it. It would be good to include more
flexibility as our first approach allows.
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