[scribus] flexible text box lenght

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Jan 30 15:02:09 CET 2009

Chantal Rosmuller wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> How long wil it take before the  Scripter-NG  is fully implemented? Don't want 
> to do a  lot of work for nothing :)
Well, I don't anticipate soon. Probably the advance to the next stable 
release will happen before Scripter-NG gets expanded. What Henning 
Schröder has done is to set up a more easy way to add commands:
> I understand your point but the situation is the following:
> I am writing a script to import wiki tekst files into scribus. I am doing this 
> for an organisation that publishes books, a lot of writers work from home so 
> writing in a wiki is convenient for them. The layout of the books (margins, 
> text size etc) is always identical so it should be possible to build a script 
> that automatically sizes textframes and applies styles. If the layout person 
> has to do this manually for all books it will take a lot of time.
Interesting that you use this method, since it is exactly how we created 
our manual -- you're right, this is a very expedient way to edit and add 
to texts. You might contact Christoph Schäfer to ask how he managed. I 
think what he did was to import the wiki text to openoffice.org, where 
he applied styles, then imported to Scribus.

I think he said that openoffice.org has a wiki import feature.

Another method might be by using tagged text to create filters for 
applying styles:



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