[scribus] Catalogue Scripts

Ian "Witty" Whitfield editor at federalsaints.net
Mon Oct 11 13:06:24 CEST 2010

On 09/10/2010 12:00, Don Strayer <dstrayer at sadt.com> wrote:
> Perhaps an example of a catalog done in Scribus would help?
> My family holds an annual sale of purebred Black Angus cattle. The sale
> catalog must show each animal's name, pedigree, and some additional
> related information. The catalog for the most recent sale can be found
> here:
> http://www.strayerangus.com/documents/saf2010_catalog.pdf
> For the first two or three years, I laid out the catalogs in Adobe
> PageMaker, but I switched to Scribus as soon as it became available and
> never looked back. From the beginning, Scribus was a pleasure to work
> with, and it's only gotten better. But in my opinion what really makes
> Scribus powerful is its ability to automate part of a layout using
> Python scripts.
Hi Don

I have looked at your Catalogue with interest. In particular I'm very 
interested to know more about the Python Scripts you are using!!

Please keep in mind that I don't know Python or even how to use it in 
Scribus but I'm very happy to learn it if it would do what I want.

I have a Database of members details and I publish a monthly Journal 
that goes round the World. Each article or letter from a member that 
goes into the Journal has the Members details and a photo attached. This 
sounds very much like what you are doing, (except your "members" have 4 

Anything you, or anyone else, can tell me about this would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

*/_Ian "Witty" Whitfield _/*

*Editor of - _"The Federal Saints Journal" _*
Pretoria, South Africa


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