[scribus] Scripter examples

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Dec 12 09:47:19 UTC 2012

On 12/12/12 10:36 AM, JLuc wrote:
> Le 12/12/2012 09:46, a.l.e a écrit :
>> On 12/11/12 8:15 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> On 12/11/2012 03:33 AM, a.l.e wrote:
>>>> hi greg,
>>>>> A while ago I was trying to find a way to load CSV files with 
>>>>> Scripter,
>>>>> but this doesn't seem possible either.
>>>> whaaaat? :-)
>>>> just use python to load a csv in a list... then you can loop 
>>>> through it as you want.
>>>> should be almost trivial to do... i guess that by googling "python 
>>>> csv" you should be able to find everything you
>>>> need to get started (and finished :-)
>>> and so I did.
>>> I'll post on the wiki when I get a chance, for others reference.
>>> One interesting thing probably relates to a discuss vlada and I were 
>>> having on #scribus about the infamous No Style --
>>> if you insertText, then setStyle, the first line does not get the 
>>> style you set. If you look in Story Editor, it's
>>> labeled as No Style.
>>> The solution was to setStyle, then insertText, in which case the 
>>> first line is still No Style, but what's actually
>>> there is the correct one.
>> for those reading this archives and are not yet python programmers, 
>> the relevant part is:
>> import csv
>> csvfiledata = scribus.fileDialog('CSV file', 'CSV files(*.csv)')
>> with open(csvfiledata, 'rb') as csvfile:
>>      census = csv.reader(csvfile)
>>      for row in census:
>>          scribus.insertText('\t'.join(row) + '\n', -1, textbox)
>> which lets you choose a .csv file and inserts the text as tab 
>> separated rows into the currently selected text frame.
>> of course you can do what you want with the "columns" and insert the 
>> fields in "row" in different frames, and ignore
>> some of them.
>> thanks greg for sharing!
> Yes, thanks ale for explaining too, and thanks greg for sharing :-)
> If i understand well, this is with the traditionnal scripter,
> and not operating with the NEW future scribus 1.5 scripter.
yes this is with the current scripter!

the two lines that change with the new scripter are the two that are 
scribus specific: the one that pops up the "file open dialog" and the 
one that inserts the string into the text frame.
the rest of the script is just plain python and stays unchanged!


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