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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Launching scribus script, from outside of Scribus
« Last post by a.l.e on September 07, 2018, 03:58:54 pm »
please, don't ask twice the same question...

you can find my reply in,3055.msg14180.html#msg14180
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Hot folder script
« Last post by a.l.e on September 07, 2018, 03:57:28 pm »
yes, it's very likely that there are ways to do that with python.

i've not done it yet, but it must be possible...

... just one question: what are the signs, of os.listdir('.') not working?
here it does what it is supposed to...

Scripts and Plugins / Re: Launching scribus script, from outside of Scribus
« Last post by ScripterBoy on September 07, 2018, 03:24:21 pm »
Thank you so much for your answer.

So, in that case, is it possible to create a python script acting like "daemon", which would be "hearing" over one folder? (I would like to use Scribus inside a workflow, and I need to launch some processes when a file arrives to one folder)

Once again... thank you for your help.
Scripts and Plugins / Hot folder script
« Last post by ScripterBoy on September 07, 2018, 03:22:11 pm »
Is it possible to create a Scribus script to be "hearing" a folder and when a file arrives into it, then start a text import process?.

I have been trying to implement a directory listing but python commands like os.listdir('.'): seems that does not work.

Thank you so much for your help.
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Launching scribus script, from outside of Scribus
« Last post by a.l.e on September 07, 2018, 03:11:43 pm »
No, strictly speaking, you cannot.

But you can start with Scribus 1.5 with a startup script and get it to automatically quit.

You still need the GUI to start, but it works...

If this fits your needs, I can further help you...
Scripts and Plugins / Launching scribus script, from outside of Scribus
« Last post by ScripterBoy on September 07, 2018, 02:50:48 pm »
Is there any way for starting an scribus script from an external python script?.

Thank you in advance.
Beginner Talk / Re: Joining many .sla in to one file
« Last post by a.l.e on September 07, 2018, 10:29:46 am »
if you're confident that there might be a bug somewhere, please upload the file to the bug tracker (
you can mark it as private if prefer that only the developers can see it (but in that case fewer eyes will see it... of course)

the best option being that you upload in here your file...
Features / Re: Suggestion: a good start for footnotes Insert > Char > Footnote#
« Last post by jack_cat on September 07, 2018, 04:45:58 am »
Hi Dragon fly -
Last week I got heavy into learning Atom (went to youtube for tutorials) and then a lightning surge took out my computer's power supply, so I have had no computer for a week, and just got it back today. Fortunately, no data loss. I know this is up there with "the dog ate my homework".

Anyway, the Atom project is very interesting and I will take some more time next week to work on it.
I do see that Atom is a very interesting tool (with far more capacities than I am likely to use)
and I have a much better idea of how a reorganized work flow could go through it.
I do have my doubts - that is, of course, whether the required learning curve is worth the benefits, and whether it isn't going after a fly with a blunderbuss, but there do appear to be some possible benefits beyond the footnote issue, and considering the vast amount of time I have put in already on various aspects of my writing project, a little detour to learn another program is not unreasonable.

you wrote:
"You have not explained how many pages will be in the final publication. But one
might assume from your earlier writing .. “All of my many files (accumulated last 3
years) are made with 1.4.6” .. that this could run into many pages. Certainly
others in this forum refer to hundreds of pages. This requires a a design of
fragments of documents to be concatenated into end product. We have not yet
considered how to include legacy *.sla files in this workflow."

The draft I printed in April was about 250 pages with all the front & back matter, and
had eleven chapters; I have been busy pruning it to get it under 200. A chapter has
10 to 40 pages of text and graphics, all b + w only; each chapter is a separate .sla file, plus
more files for the front matter, index, notes, appendices.

As far as legacy .sla docs to be recycled into a new work flow, it probably wouldn't be any worse than
any other major revision, I could just copy the text in chunks as necessary from the PDF output from scribus.
I don't see that it's a major issue at this point but thanks for thinking of it.
The only thing really in front of my face right now is to study the input and output routine from Atom.
Apparently it exports in a lot of possible formats, so for instance I could output HTML for practice and view
it in the browser while I am just practicing the routine. I got the idea that it might even conceivably
bypass Scribus by using some other format. I am just playing with it now.

Thank you for your answers to my questions, and maybe about next Tuesday I should have another report.
In the meantime I am copying your post above and will chew on it.

Beginner Talk / Re: nudging
« Last post by dragonfly on September 06, 2018, 10:58:12 pm »
I have Scribus 1.5.5 which might have different menus to your version 1.4.7.
But I see mm unit in Topbar > Windows > Measurements.
Beginner Talk / Re: nudging
« Last post by veronicathecow on September 06, 2018, 10:45:58 pm »
I managed to find the settings once but could not find them again today so I would also love to know this. Thanks
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