Import CSV Data

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This article is part of the Scripts series.

I recently wanted to incorporate Scribus into a daily task in my work. I had been doing this using Postgresql, in which case I would output the information I wanted as text in columns, then use a2ps to convert that to PostScript.

I was using a laptop for that, but then I began using a tablet for that purpose. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a suitable database app for the purpose, but then it occurred to me that Scribus can import CSV files, and automatically line up the information in columns. This would only require a simple text editor, and for that purpose I am currently using a vim app.