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0000306ScribusScripterpublic2014-10-14 20:07
Reporterdeejay1 Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
PlatformallOSallOS Versionall
Product Version1.3.4cvs 
Summary0000306: Copying pages
DescriptionIt would be great if scripter could allow someone to copy entire pages (eg. select all objects;copy;change document;paste) between two Scribus documents...
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related to 0002826 closedchristoph_s missing selectAll in Scripter API 
child of 0003813 acknowledged Metabug: Scripter 



2014-09-08 00:18

updater   ~0033569

Some feedback from gpittman:

Plan A " could, of course, use the copyObject() and pasteObject() functions to copy all objects to a new page.
Plan B would be to have the current document saved, then use importPage() to import page(s) from its own copy on disk. importPage() is pretty flexible.

I think this is in the category of something probably not worth creating for Scripter. It's so easy to do on the canvas, what's the point in doing it in a script?
As I have said in the past, you want to use scripts for things that are difficult or tedious on the canvas."

Any community feedback on this?


2014-09-14 22:42

updater   ~0033697

MHO to this feedback is the following:
Lets create a snippet that people can use to get this done and post it in a prominent place. A Scripter tutorial if you will.
1) How to copy all the objects on a page
2) How to copy all the objects across certain page numbers
3) How to copy all the objects in a whole document

As to 'what's the point in doing it in a script' if it's easier to do in canvas...? For example, if someone was interested in automation of a process (especially in light of 0012572) I think that this is a relevant and valid request.


2014-09-15 06:31

manager   ~0033698

you know how much i love the copy and paste object scripter function :-)

this should be solved by importing the page from the other document. it's just a matter of exposing the function to the scripter. if needed, we should extend it, to let it import from an open document.


2014-09-18 12:22

updater   ~0033734

There are other ways to achieve this effect. We will provide examples for the community so no further feature requests should be filed.
Resolving this for now.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2004-02-28 21:51 deejay1 New Issue
2004-06-17 12:52 subik Status new => assigned
2004-06-17 12:52 subik Assigned To => subik
2006-04-12 10:06 mhanski Priority normal => low
2006-04-12 10:06 mhanski OS => all
2006-04-12 10:06 mhanski OS Version => all
2006-04-12 10:06 mhanski Platform => all
2006-04-12 10:06 mhanski Product Version => 1.3.4cvs
2006-05-13 21:05 christoph_s Relationship added child of 0003813
2014-09-08 00:18 Kunda Note Added: 0033569
2014-09-08 00:22 Kunda Assigned To subik =>
2014-09-08 00:22 Kunda Status assigned => feedback
2014-09-12 19:15 Kunda Relationship added related to 0002826
2014-09-14 22:42 Kunda Note Added: 0033697
2014-09-15 06:31 ale Note Added: 0033698
2014-09-18 12:22 Kunda Note Added: 0033734
2014-09-18 12:22 Kunda Status feedback => resolved
2014-09-18 12:22 Kunda Resolution open => won't fix
2014-09-18 12:22 Kunda Assigned To => Kunda
2014-09-18 12:22 Kunda Assigned To Kunda =>
2014-10-14 20:07 cbradney Status resolved => closed