[scribus] Import Multiple Picture Files via xml file

Scribus User scribus.user at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 16:36:45 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Perrine Lenfantin <
perrine.lenfantin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Scribus community,
> I am a beginner user of Scribus. I used to work with InDesign and would
> like to make a change.
> I have one specific need : importing multiple (200-400) picture files
> (.jpeg, .png, .tif, etc.) automatically into one document.
> On InDesign, I use a very simple xml file (with <article> nodes containing
> both <text> and <picture> sub-nodes) and a script which imports it and
> places the frames where I need them.
> I have looked at the xml importing add-ins offered with scribus and can't
> find an existing tool for this.
> Now my enquiries :
> * Did I overlook something, is it already possible?
> * If I didn't, I would be interested in working on a solution, especially
> if this is sth others would find useful : so, is it?
> * As a new user with very little experiment in development (one has to
> start somewhere...), I would need advice and help as to where to look, what
> to expect, etc. Apart from this list, is there any other place to ask? (And
> is it ok to ask here?)
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Perrine Lenfantin
> --
> France, 31300 Toulouse
> http://dilio.fr/

Hi Perrine,
This would be highly welcomed!

I'll get the ball rolling by posting relevant open tickets for this issue:

[PATCH] Improve Import management

Multiple file selection in file selectors and the Picture Browser

Proposal for a unique import content command


BTW, welcome to the list! :)
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