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This article is part of the Scripts series.

This script can be found in 1.3.3.x versions of Scribus as Extract Text

Check below for a modification of this file to only list image frames and the path to the image file.

#!/usr/bin/env python
# File: extract_text.py - Extracts the text from a document, saving to a text file
# also lists image files with pathnames
# 2006.03.04 Gregory Pittman
# 2008.02.28 Petr Vanek - fileDialog replaces valueDialog
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.

import scribus


def exportText(textfile):
    page = 1
    pagenum = scribus.pageCount()
    T = []
    content = []
    while (page <= pagenum):
        scribus.gotoPage(page)
        d = scribus.getPageItems()
        strpage = str(page)
        T.append('Page '+ strpage + '\n\n')
        for item in d:
            if (item[1] == 4):
                contents = scribus.getAllText(item[0])
                if (contents in content):
                    contents = 'Duplication, perhaps linked-to frame'
                T.append(item[0]+': '+ contents + '\n\n')
                content.append(contents)
            elif (item[1] == 2):
                imgname = scribus.getImageFile(item[0])
                T.append(item[0]+': ' + imgname + '\n')
        page += 1
        T.append('\n')
    output_file = open(textfile,'w')
    output_file.writelines(T)
    output_file.close()
    endmessage = textfile + ' was created'
    scribus.messageBox("Finished", endmessage,icon=0,button1=1)


if scribus.haveDoc():
    textfile = scribus.fileDialog('Enter name of file to save to', \
                                  filter='Text Files (*.txt);;All Files (*)')
    try:
        if textfile == '':
            raise Exception
        exportText(textfile)
    except Exception, e:
        print e

else:
    scribus.messageBox('Export Error', 'You need a Document open, and a frame selected.', \
                       icon=0, button1=1)

What if I don't want the text, just a list of images?

This is a simple matter of changing this:

            if (item[1] == 4):
                contents = scribus.getAllText(item[0])
                if (contents in content):
                    contents = 'Duplication, perhaps linked-to frame'
                T.append(item[0]+': '+ contents + '\n\n')
                content.append(contents)
            elif (item[1] == 2):
                imgname = scribus.getImageFile(item[0])
                T.append(item[0]+': ' + imgname + '\n')

to this:

            if (item[1] == 2):
                imgname = scribus.getImageFile(item[0])
                T.append(item[0]+': ' + imgname + '\n')

so that you are only picking up image frames instead of text and image frames.