[scribus] Importing OpenOffice ODT files using Scribus API

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 1 15:26:48 CEST 2011

On 04/01/2011 08:19 AM, Christophe Amerijckx wrote:
> Hi,
> unfortunately, there is no such command in the API and I have no idea
> how to add such a command. I am afraid it would take me way too much
> time to try implementing such a thing.
> Just a few word about the reason I would need this. Every period of
> time, we have to write a report. The first part doesn't change that
> much. The second part part consists of hundred of sheets describing what
> we have in stock. Part of these sheets are coming from ODT documents
> (describing the product), other parts are characteristics, others are
> numbers coming from a database. I've been able to generate everything
> automatically with scripts except the import of the ODT file and having
> to do it manually would be a pity...

As it is now, there is a whole plugin devoted to ODT import. The answer 
would probably come from Scripter tapping into that importer rather than 
writing something new.

Just to see what would happen trying to import an ODT file in Scripter I 
tried it out, and it's quite a mess.


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