[scribus] Review: Create book covers in Scribus by John Culleton

Steven Dayton daytonmeister at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 20:37:06 CEST 2009

Some additional thoughts. I guess what I am thinking of is set up a page
with form fields that have the JavaScript(s) in them or in a button that
would run the calculations and output the results in some other fields.
There is even a report object in the Acrobat JavaScript specs that may be
able to be used to build a new page with the results that could be printed.
Then everything is one complete package without having to access anything
else on a remote host. There is even the capability of JavaScripting a
custom dialog in Acrobat that could contain radio buttons, check boxes,
buttons, dropdown lists, text fields, list fields etc. that could be used as
a calculator. And then of course there is the Flash capability in Acrobat 9.
I'm not a Flash developer but a flash widget could be added to an Acrobat 9
PDF to run the kind of stuff we are talking about.


On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:28 PM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>wrote:

> On Tuesday 21 July 2009 09:47:39 am Steven Dayton wrote:
> > NIce eBook. It would be nice if the cover calculator was built
> > into the PDF.
> >
> > Steven
> Interesting thought. Given a remote host for the e-book that belongs
> to someone else I am not sure if that would be feasible. There has
> to be an external program somewhere to do the calcs and return them
> to another page. AFAIK pdf does not encapsulate javascript or perl
> or php.
> In the e-Book the addy of the calculator site is a clickable URL.
> That is a one-way street it is true but the e-book could remain on
> screen while the data is printed out.  As a practical matter you
> want a print out anyhow.
> --
>  John Culleton
> Create Book Covers with Scribus/e-book $5.95
> http://www.booklocker.com/books/4055.html
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