[scribus] Scribus for phone books?

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Sun Jul 22 07:19:16 UTC 2018

> On 22 Jul 2018, at 09:15, Peter Nermander <peter at nermander.se> wrote:
>>> Scribus does not have anything built in for such tasks, you would have to
>>> script it. Thus it is not something Scribus excels at.
>> That’s a weird conclusion.
> Why is it weird?
> If you have to write a script for the task, it means Scribus does not excel
> at it. The result will depend on the script, not on Scribus.
> I am not saying it can't be done in Scribus, I am saying it will take a lot
> of manual work. If you don't know anything about Python it will likely take
> you more time to learn to write the script than doing the phone book in a
> program that already has built in support for catalogs.

I don’t think there are any generic desktop publishing programs that would have this functionality built in, or for any other very specific need. Providing the tools (eg scripter) to enable whatever functionality required is about enabling a tool to extend a feature set.


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