Desktop publishing forum: In Scribus, how to fill text in TextFrame automatically?

by: khkhjkh August 1, 2008 8:05 AM PDT

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In Scribus, how to fill text in TextFrame automatically?

by khkhjkh - 8/1/08 8:05 AM

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

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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