[scribus] Using scribus to create PDFs from the commandline

Jean-Paul Gendner jean-paul.gendner at orange.fr
Tue Jul 22 13:37:54 UTC 2014

	Sorry for the delay, I was out.

	I do not used it since a long time, however, a solution is to write
a small program to do that. For example with Visual Basic 6, you may use the
ShellExecute command to start Scribus, and then use the SendKeys command
which allow you to send characters to Scribus as if you enter it on the
keyboard. Of course all what you may do must be possible with the keyboard,
without any mouse command.


Jean-Paul Gendner
Site : f5bu.fr

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Marc Balmer [mailto:marc at msys.ch] 
Envoyé : dimanche 20 juillet 2014 19:26
À : scribus at lists.scribus.net
Objet : [scribus] Using scribus to create PDFs from the commandline

Currently we use LaTeX to produce PDF from the commandline (or rather, from
within our applications).  We run a scrip that creates a LaTeX sourcefile,
fires up latex, and returns the resulting PDF.

I am now trying to find out if that would be possible with Scribus somehow.
E.g. we would fire up scribus with the name of a Python script and the name
of document.  The script would then populate the document with data and
output it to PDF.

Is that possible?  Can we run a Python script at startup, or, can we run
python and start Scribus from within?  Or, in other words, are there ways to
automate Scribus without user interaction, i.e. from the commandline?

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