[scribus] File path issue when opening sla files from Wiki

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Thu Nov 27 18:16:42 CET 2008

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Julian Robbins wrote:
>>> Craig Bradney wrote:
>>>>> On Tuesday 25 November 2008 19:37:15 Julian Robbins wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>> I am hoping to use Mindtouch DekiWiki as an Open Source wiki 
>>>>>>> platform in
>>>>>>> my company.
>>>>>>> But, although I would like to migrate Scribus files and images 
>>>>>>> over to
>>>>>>> it I have found a problem.
>>>>>>> The files are effectively opened from a webpage, which in turn opens
>>>>>>> them usually as a temporary file. But it you try to do this with a
>>>>>>> scribus .sla file then all the images aren't shown as its trying 
>>>>>>> to use
>>>>>>> the temporary file name path rather than just a local path like 
>>>>>>> '.' All
>>>>>>> my images are normally stored in the same folder that the Scribus 
>>>>>>> file
>>>>>>> is in, so it just needs to look in the same place that the 
>>>>>>> Scribus file
>>>>>>> was located.
>>>>>>> Does anyone have any ideas to get around this issue ?
>>>>> dont  :)
>>>>> or... use another solution that presents the whole set of sla 
>>>>> files, images etc, as local files and then recollects them back to 
>>>>> the wiki. Scribus can only handle local files at this point.
>>> Not exactly sure what you need, but the option File > Collect for 
>>> Output will at least put the .sla file together with its images in 
>>> one directory.
>>> Greg
>> I think the other issue is whether the images are linked relatively ie
>> if they are in the same dir, it might be image path ='.', or whether the
>> images are linked with absolute paths.
>> I'm going to try the mindtouch wiki form, to see if they have any 
>> ideas too.
> images are linked with relative paths. Once you do Collect for Output, 
> the files will be in the same directory as the .sla file.

And will the file paths in the .sla file point at the collected files as


etc ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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