[scribus] Set formatted text using Scripter API

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Nov 4 12:30:51 UTC 2014

On 11/04/2014 07:19 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 11/04/2014 03:52 AM, Andreas Winkler wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to scripting in Scribus.
> Is there an easy way to apply text with individually formatted passages
> to a text frame using the Scripter API? Something like
> setText("This is a <b>bold<\b> test")
> doesn't seem to work.
> Best regards
> Andreas
> Short answer: no
> I think your best method right now is to do this on the main canvas in
> Edit Contents mode, highlighting and applying styles as you go.
> It's possible to set styles in Scripter, but laborious and actually a
> bit tricky.

Though this does give me pause...

What if, something along the lines to the en+emdash.py script, one
inserted some character(s) to stand for the beginning and end of some
bold text? Then use that to set the beginning and end of some style
application. As I said, though, I have found style application with
Scripter to be tricky.

The other thing to consider is that Scribus can import HTML to some
extent, converting tags like <b> and <em> pretty easily...


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