[scribus] External manipulation of a Scribus template

K.King k.king177 at ntlworld.com
Fri Jun 22 08:13:57 UTC 2012

Ideally, they would enter the text for named portions of the document
in a web interface (they do know how to surf), and we would have a
backend that stuffs these into the correct slots in a template. But I
do not see anything on this in the documentation.

depends on your needs, but most I've come across like this still needed 
an editor to make the document "presentable".
In that respect it would not be too much more effort for the editor to 
"Get Text" from the contributors having emailed text or odt files 
(especially if they were named according to the named portion)?

If you do have a lot of "named portions" then yes presumably it could be 
scripted relatively easily, like an expanded mail merge process. But 
obviously you would need to have some "rules" by which the contributors 
and scripts can live by.


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