[scribus] getting x, y coordinates in script
gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 19 00:53:12 UTC 2011
On 08/18/2011 02:51 PM, Fred Zimmerman wrote:
> 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.
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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