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Scripting Scribus

Feb 15, 2008, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Ames)

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"Have you ever said, 'This program is pretty nice, but I wish it would...?' For applications that offer the capability, scripting gives users the ability to customize, extend, and tailor a program to meet their needs. Scribus, a free page layout program that runs on Linux (and Mac OS and Windows) uses the Python programming language for user scripting. Python scripting in Scribus can drastically improve your work flow, and it's relatively easy for beginners to not only use scripts, but also write them.

"Scripts are useful for page layout in a few interrelated ways, including automating repetitive tasks and tasks that involve measuring, such as placing page elements and creating page guides..."

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