Scribus Generator

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This article is part of the Scripts series.

What about Mail Merge Generator?

Scribus comes with a broad set of page layout features and functionality. One feature missing is to replace text with data dynamically. This kind of feature you may already know as the typical mail merge functionality in your preferred office application.
Scribus Generator fills this lack of functionality. Scribus Generator in general is an extension to replace text with data to automatic generated files (e.g. SLA, PDF).

What about the Scribus file?

Create and Design your Scribus File as any other. At the positions where you need to replace text with data, just add %VAR_name% where name is the column in the data table. You can place the variable on any position within a text frame. Apply all format and style to the variable as it would be the concerning original text.

What about the Data File?

The Scribus Generator expects a CSV file (Comma Separated Values), which is very simple to create. Open a spread sheet editor, enter the data and save/export as CSV. UTF-8 encoding is recommended. The columns have the same


as variables (


) referenced in the Sribus file you have designed.