[scribus] Can't open documents in (Windows)

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 27 22:43:03 CEST 2010

On 08/27/2010 04:13 PM, Margaret and George McIntosh wrote:
> On 27 Aug 2010 at 21:37, Anthony Schefter wrote:
>> Submitted on 08/27/2010
>> Submitted by anonymous user: []
>> Submitted values are:
>>     Name: Anthony Schefter
>>     Email Address: anthony at handsomehound.tk
>>     Subject: Can't open documents in (Windows)
>>     Message:
>> When I try to open documents created in, I get the message
>> "(file) is
>> not in an acceptable format." I know that the files are not corrupt.
>> What
>> could the problem be?
>>     About your Scribus program:
>>       Version:
>>       Prebuilt/Compiled: Prebuilt
>>       Build Date:
>>     Your operating system and CPU:
>>       Type: Windows
>>       Version: WinXP and Win7
>>       CPU type: 64 bit (x86_64/amd64)
> As with most software you may not be able to open a document produced with a
> newer version in an older version. is older than 1.3.5. and the file format has
> been changed in the interval between them.
> I suggest you try 1.3.8 in place of
> If you really need to use perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I can
> help.

If you have some (hopefully small) document you simply must load into from 1.3.5+, you can try (from 1.3.5+) saving items in the 
Scrapbook, then bringing them from there into -- not guaranteed 
to work. You may also find the precise placement of text in text frames 
is shifted.


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