[scribus] Using Scribus to make booklet with all twitter post in a conf using RSS file.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Feb 21 15:40:54 CET 2011

On Sunday 20 February 2011 12:13:52 Alexandre Leray wrote:
> Hi John,
> Indeed it could be something like automatic linking to an external
> file; but like with a CGI script this file would not have to be
> static, and could be executed.
> To me a textframe render would have the same benefit as the
> framerender... You can do without the latter and just render your
> postscript outside Scribus. Then you can import the .ps -- in a
> regular fashion -- in an image frame.

I still fail to see how this increases capability in  a meaningful 
way. I could for example manipulate a file exterior to Scribus in some 
other language (Tcl/Tk and COBOL are two I am familiar with) and 
execute a call to Scribus from that program with the newly created file 
name as a parameter.  It is the old "who's on top" programming 
question. Instead of calling an exterior program from Scribus call 
Scribus from an exterior program. I just ran
scribus bookcover3.pdf 
and Scribus 1.3.9 came up with the one-page pdf file imported 
automatically. The page was the correct size. I just had to move the 
image frame a bit to get it on the page correctly.   

There are still too many "got to have" features missing from Scribus, 
as opposed to a "neat to have" feature you mention. For example we 
still don't have pdf X/1-a:2001 output except in the bleeding edge 
1.5.0 version. I just discovered in the last two days that some 
graphic files created by e.g. Illustrator can't be imported without 
conversion to bitmaps, and so on.  

A facility the would be useful, at least to me, would be correct 
import of multipage ps or pdf files.  But to each their own.

John Culleton
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