[Scribus] Can't open sla-file

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sat Sep 3 18:06:16 CEST 2005

On Saturday 03 September 2005 15:39, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Franz Schmid wrote:
> > Pier Luigi Cinquantini schrieb:
> >> I have this attached sla file, but my Scribus 1.2.1 build: 08 can't
> >> open it. When I try, Scribus runs but it opens nothing.
> >> Maybe because it was created by another S-version?
> >> Does anyone can help?
> >
> > Thats the cause this file was created with Scribus Version 1.3.0
> > and the 1.2.1 version can't open it because the 1.3.0 files are
> > quite different in content.
> I wonder if there could be something added to 1.2.x to result in a more
> informative message when someone attempts to open a 1.3.x file (rather
> than none at all).  I also note that the Scribus website page that talks
> about "La Libert?" doesn't mention this issue, that a file saved in
> 1.3.0 format will not be able to be opened with earlier versions.

There is a message in 1.2.2+. It can be made more informative after 1.2.3 is 
released and I can change the string.

> Second question: what if someone saves elements from 1.3.x, can these
> elements be used from 1.2.x?  It might be possible for someone to
> reconstruct a file in 1.2.x without starting from scratch.

Not necessarily, depends on the object, and more than likely not.

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