[scribus] getting x, y coordinates in script

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 19 00:53:12 UTC 2011

On 08/18/2011 02:51 PM, Fred Zimmerman wrote:
> HI,
> At the beginning of a script, I want to tell the user to click on a point
> (where he wants the box to begin) so that I can capture the x, y coordinates
> that he indicates.  How can I do that?  I then want the script to continue
> ahead so that I can collect some numeric info via valueDialogs.

Hi Fred,

Great question. I like impossible questions.

Strictly speaking, there is no way to do this with the mouse, but 
consider this substitute:

Before running the script, have the user make an arbitrary frame whose 
X-Pos, Y-Pos represents this x,y value, then make sure this frame is 
selected when the script is run. The script can then identify this 
selected object, get its X-Pos, Y-Pos, and use those values. If desired, 
you could meanwhile delete that frame with the script if the frame 
itself is not needed.
After that fire away with your dialogs.


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