[scribus] Changing covers for each copy

Rolf-Werner Eilert eilert-sprachen at t-online.de
Tue Oct 5 10:46:00 CEST 2010

Am 05.10.2010 04:21, schrieb Owen:
> On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:51:45 +0200
> Rolf-Werner Eilert<eilert-sprachen at t-online.de>  wrote:
>> Does anyone here remember the (Dutch?) art student project with
>> catalogues that had different covers for each of the x-hundred copies?
>> How did they do that eventually? Was there a script from within
>> Scribus? And did they publish it somewhere? I had a similar idea (of
>> a much lower scope), and their code might help me understand how they
>> managed this.
> Hi Rolf,
> I do not think that there is any magic to this.
> Depending on what you want to do, it is just a python looping exercise.
> for i in range(1, n ):
>      open a new document
>      place personalised text/do whatever
>      save document

Ok, Owen, thanks for that hint. After all, it is a good point to start at.

> These may also give you pointers;
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Importing_addresses_from_a_text_file
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Poor_man's_mail_merge

Very nice, that should help.

> Do you have more of a specification?

Not yet, it is still a rather vague idea. If it gets more concrete, I'll 
be back... ;-)


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