[scribus] trying to create weirdness with pasteObject()

Kunda Loves Scribus scribus.user at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 03:53:00 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> To see what might happen with a command like pasteObject() all by
> itself, I took the invisibleImages.py script and commented out the lines
> using copyObject() and deleteObject().
> If you run it on a file with nothing selected, nothing happens, i.e.,
> you do create an empty Ghostlayer.
> If you run it with some object selected, nothing happens.
> If you run it with some object selected, after pressing Ctrl+C,
> weirdness can happen. I had a 26 page presentation and selected an
> object on page 1 (happened to be a text frame), pressed Ctrl+C, then ran
> the script. On page 21, the object was pasted on Ghostlayer!
> Clicking Undo 4 times caused the object to disappear, the 5th time,
> Ghostlayer disappeared! Interesting, and in a way cool.
> So yes, weird things can happen, but not catastrophic it seems.
> I think there are far greater dangers from Scripter than this.
> Greg

Looking forward to seeing what other neat things can be done with these new
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