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Tag: Python

It’s possible?

February 16th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

The following question was posted by Pascal Lapalme on the Scribus mailinglist: “I will animate a conf to explain how to use Scribus, Gimp and Inkscape in a classroom with studient to make a news paper (look here : Atelier 108 – Des outils libres pour la création d’un journal http://colloque.aquops.qc.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/colloque.woa/wo/ In my conf, I […]

Listen to F/LOSS

September 16th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on Listen to F/LOSS

At FLOSS-weekly you can find a collection of 130+ longer interviews with Free Software developers, including some involved in our favourite projects: #11: Python (Guido van Rossum: “If you give the same task to different programmers, they’ll come up with different solutions. When programmer B at some point has to maintain the code of programmer […]

500 (continued)

June 30th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

500 (continued)

For a while already, we wanted to experiment with the Scribus Scripter API in a printed job and a catalogue for the Piet Zwart Institute’s Media design graduation show formed the perfect excuse.

Print, flip, and turn

June 29th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on Print, flip, and turn

Print, flip, and turn

At the Polish print party, we tried a possible automation of the nineteen steps. We gave out numbered tickets at the entrance, and at the end there was a numbered copy of the booklet for everyone. The booklets were all different via Python and Scribus. The imposition and printing was very simple Perl. If you […]

Multiple pages with (linked) boxes in Scribus

March 12th, 2008 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Multiple pages with (linked) boxes in Scribus

Besides pagenumbers, Scribus masterpages can currently only hold static elements. Ivan Monroy Lopez wrote us a very handy python script which puts as many linked or unlinked text boxes on as many pages you want. You can also run the script multiple times… measurements.py template.py

How to turn a frog into a prince

June 27th, 2007 · Tags: · · · · · 2 Comments

Frog and Prince is a fairytale featuring free software, python scripting and an open font. The story was premièred at LGM 2007 (Montréal, Canada), and formed the centerpiece of the Canadian Printing Breakfast (Brussels, June 2007). Below is everything you need to make the recipe, but you can also browse through sample documents for each […]

Kissing Frogs

April 25th, 2007 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

Sneak preview of what New OSP might look like:

The Flow of Text in MasterPages

April 23rd, 2007 · Tags: · · Comments Off on The Flow of Text in MasterPages

The scripting in Scribus happens in the house of Python. The Scribus module is loaded into scripts with the standard import scribus or from scribus import *. In this post, we’ll be using only one function off this module: createText(x, y, width, height) This function puts a TextBox of the specified width and height at […]