[scribus] Applying character styles with Scribus Scripter

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Tue Apr 23 14:27:02 UTC 2013

On Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:46:23 -0400
Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 04/23/2013 05:59 AM, Syed Akbar wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > it does not seem to be possible to apply character styles with a
> > Scribus script. Is there any work-around or other solution to
> > format single characters in a textbox?
> > 
> You're right, there is no way to apply character styles. I don't think
> there is any suitable workaround either. At various times I have tried
> to select some text, then apply some sort of change to it, and have
> not been successful. I haven't even been successful at applying a
> Paragraph Style to a single paragraph in a frame
> Selecting text itself is very hard to work with, since one has to have
> some knowledge of the number range of characters you wish to select.
> I think this remains something that is for the time being best done
> outside of Scripter, where you can find and replace text and apply
> styles. Perhaps once we get to a fully functional new Scripter someone
> will add commands to use the Find/Replace function from within a
> script.
> Greg

How about using the story editor, highlighting the character, and
changing the characteristics at the top of the story editor?
Would not that work? 

John Culleton
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