How to fill text in TextFrame automatically?

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mittalpa
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How to fill text in TextFrame automatically?

Postby mittalpa » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:48 am

Hi,
I am new to Scribus and amazed by looking at its power. Hmmm.. I have been missing a lot.

I am trying to create a set of cards to be used in a game with different text. The real project is much more complex but I will keep it simple to understand the things.

Scenario: I have a simple Scribus document with just one TextFrame in it. Its ID is “Text1”. This is our Template document.

I have 20 data rows, in Excel, which I need to, enter in Template. I can do it by creating 20 copies of template and enter the text manually in each copy. But this is really painful and impractical. I may need to change something or add more rows or what not.

Question: How can I automate the process of ----
1. Make a copy of Template document.
2. Entering the data from Excel to “Text1” in that copy document?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Pankaj

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Re: How to fill text in TextFrame automatically?

Postby microUgly » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:23 am

This is an Inkscape forum and the Scribus area is more for talking about using Inkscape with Scribus, rather Scribus-only discussions. You are welcome to discuss Scribus-only topics here, but you'll probably have a better chance of getting an answer on a Scribus-specific community. You can find the official mailing list here - http://www.scribus.net/?q=support


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