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It's easy to do for a one-line frame. But what use cases do *you* see for an horizontal automatic  correction?
 
It's easy to do for a one-line frame. But what use cases do *you* see for an horizontal automatic  correction?
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"ein Text hat, anders als ein Bild keine Dimensionen. Wenn man ihn automatisch anpassen will, muß man die Schrift, die Schriftgröße, ggf. andere Einstellungen wie Silbentrennung, Kerning, Randausgleich berücksichtigen. Das mindeste,was man tun muß, ist, dem Anwender die Wahl zu lassen, in welche Richtung der Textrahmen angepaßt werden soll"
  
 
== import a text at the right size ==
 
== import a text at the right size ==

Revision as of 08:12, 4 February 2009

adjust the size of existing text frames

#!/usr/bin/env python

"""
this script adjust the height of a text frame to exactly fit its content,
but not be longer than the page margin
@author: alessandro rimoldi
@version: 1.0 / 20090131
@copyright (c) 2009 alessandro rimoldi under the mit license
           http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html
"""
import sys
try:
   import scribus
except ImportError:
   print "This script only works from within Scribus"
   sys.exit(1)

# check that the selection is one text frame and get that frame
frame_n = scribus.selectionCount()
if frame_n == 0 :
    scribus.messageBox('Error:', 'No frame selected');
    sys.exit(1)
elif frame_n > 1 :
    scribus.messageBox('Error:', 'You may select only one frame');
    sys.exit(1)

frame = scribus.getSelectedObject(0)
try:
    char_n = scribus.getTextLength(frame)
except scribus.WrongFrameTypeError:
    scribus.messageBox('Error:', 'You may only adjust text frames');
    sys.exit(1)

if char_n == 0 :
    scribus.messageBox('Error:', 'You can\'t adjust an empty frame');
    sys.exit(1)

# get some page and frame measure
(x, ph) = scribus.getPageSize();
(x, x, x, pm) = scribus.getPageMargins(); # warning: gets the margins from document setup not for the current page

(x, y) = scribus.getPosition(frame)

bottom = (ph - pm) - y

(w, h) = scribus.getSize(frame)

# if the frame doesn't overflow, shorten it to make it overflow
while (((scribus.textOverflows(frame) == 0) or (h > bottom)) and (h > 0)) :
    h -= 10
    scribus.sizeObject(w, h, frame)

# resize the frame in 10pt steps
while ((scribus.textOverflows(frame) > 0) and (h < bottom)) :
    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) and (h < bottom)) :
    h += 1
    scribus.sizeObject(w, h, frame)

Comments

Adjusting the frame horizontally

It's easy to do for a one-line frame. But what use cases do *you* see for an horizontal automatic correction?

"ein Text hat, anders als ein Bild keine Dimensionen. Wenn man ihn automatisch anpassen will, muß man die Schrift, die Schriftgröße, ggf. andere Einstellungen wie Silbentrennung, Kerning, Randausgleich berücksichtigen. Das mindeste,was man tun muß, ist, dem Anwender die Wahl zu lassen, in welche Richtung der Textrahmen angepaßt werden soll"

import a text at the right size

  • 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)