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0013606ScribusScripterpublic2016-11-17 12:52
Reporterutnik Assigned Togpittman  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformmacOS XOSmacOS XOS Version10.9 / 10.11
Product Version1.4.5 
Target VersionFixed in Version1.5.3.svn 
Summary0013606: script '' doesn't work.
Descriptionthe built in script ''leeds to the spinning wheel without doing anything else.
after clicking some menu entries the wheel disappears and the menu entries: 'scribus scripts', 'execute script' and 'recent scripts' are grayed out.
Steps To Reproduce- draw an image frame
- put an image in the frame
- select 'scripts' ? 'scribus scripts' ? 'align_image_in_frame'
- enjoy the wheel…


related to 0012627 confirmed [OSX] calendarWizard leads to an endless loop 



2015-12-16 17:54

updater   ~0037927

the script uses tkinter - so it's most probably the same as with the calendar wizard (bug id=12627)


2015-12-16 21:23

manager   ~0037933

utnik, add a # before the bug number as in 0012627 to make mantisbt recognize it. Also if you want to reference a specific thread in a commentary look at the number above the posters name, for example, your above post has the number 37927 above your nick. So you add a tilde '~' in front of that number, 37927. It comes out to some ugly looking things like this: 0013606:0037927


2015-12-16 21:24

manager   ~0037934



2016-04-21 23:24

manager   ~0040374

punting to gpittman


2016-04-29 20:44

developer   ~0040615

I can't confirm in Linux/Fedora 23 with version 1.4.7svn. Works as expected.
I don't have OSX to check it out there. Presumably something to do with tkinter.


2016-04-30 11:56

manager   ~0040628

what are alternatives to tkinter that we can use on OSX ?


2016-04-30 12:56

developer   ~0040631

What I am going to do is make a new version that does away with tkinter.
It won't be as pretty, but should still be (fairly) simple.

Instead of having this tk grid, you would specify the desired position as a choice between ul, uc, ur, ml, mc, mr, ll, lc, or lr. (upper left, upper center, etc.)


2016-04-30 13:05

reporter   ~0040632

there is a script without tkinter:
it works for me with scribus 1.4.6, 1.5.0, 1.5.1 and 1.5.2svn rev 21241


2016-04-30 14:38

developer (2,646 bytes)


2016-04-30 14:42

developer   ~0040638

I have uploaded which uses valueDialog instead of tkinter. (I had thought that I had made the above script, but had forgotten where it was. Anyway, did it again.)
Little error checking, but it does allow entry of upper or lowercase letters, since these are converted to uppercase.


2016-11-06 17:35

developer   ~0042340

On rechecking this, it works as far as I can tell.
One thing that fooled me was that the tkinter dialog was small and appeared off in the upper right corner of the screen, so I didn't see it at first.
I am uploading a slightly modified version, first to place the tkinter dialog differently, and I also added an error check for not having any frames selected.


2016-11-06 17:35

developer (6,119 bytes)


2016-11-06 17:37

developer   ~0042341

I uploaded a new version of

This script is not included with Scribus anymore.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-12-16 17:51 utnik New Issue
2015-12-16 17:54 utnik Note Added: 0037927
2015-12-16 21:23 Kunda Note Added: 0037933
2015-12-16 21:23 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012627
2015-12-16 21:24 Kunda Note Added: 0037934
2015-12-16 21:24 Kunda Status new => confirmed
2016-04-21 23:24 Kunda Assigned To => gpittman
2016-04-21 23:24 Kunda Status confirmed => assigned
2016-04-21 23:24 Kunda Note Added: 0040374
2016-04-29 20:44 gpittman Note Added: 0040615
2016-04-30 11:56 Kunda Tag Attached: tkinter
2016-04-30 11:56 Kunda Note Added: 0040628
2016-04-30 12:56 gpittman Note Added: 0040631
2016-04-30 13:05 utnik Note Added: 0040632
2016-04-30 14:38 gpittman File Added:
2016-04-30 14:42 gpittman Note Added: 0040638
2016-11-06 17:35 gpittman Note Added: 0042340
2016-11-06 17:35 gpittman File Added:
2016-11-06 17:37 gpittman Status assigned => closed
2016-11-06 17:37 gpittman Resolution open => fixed
2016-11-06 17:37 gpittman Fixed in Version => 1.5.3
2016-11-06 17:37 gpittman Note Added: 0042341
2016-11-17 12:52 jghali Fixed in Version 1.5.3 => 1.5.3.svn