Adjust a text frame to fit its content

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  • read a text file
  • filter it line by line
  • put it in a frame
  • fit the height of the frame to the length of its content
#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys
try:
   import scribus
except ImportError:
   print "This script only works from within Scribus"
   sys.exit(1)


# read the content of the file line by line into the text frame
file_name = 'mytext.txt'
file_name = 'abc.txt'
file = open(file_name, 'r')

text = "";

for line in open(file_name, 'r') :
    if line != '\n':
        # put here some text handling/filtering
        text += unicode(line, 'iso-8859-2')

# create a text frame and put the text into it
x = 60
y = 100
w = 300
h = 10

frame = scribus.createText(x, y, w, h)
scribus.setText(text, frame)

# resize the frame in 10pt steps
while (scribus.textOverflows(frame) > 0) :
    h += 10
    scribus.sizeObject(w, h, frame)

# undo the latest 10pt step and fine adjust in 1pt steps
h -= 10
scribus.sizeObject(w, h, frame)

while (scribus.textOverflows(frame) > 0) :
    h += 1
    scribus.sizeObject(w, h, frame)