[scribus] .sla file won't open

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Dec 9 19:01:14 CET 2010

<Copied to Ella>

On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 17:05:12 GMT
"Ella Stelter" <help at scribus.info> dijo:

>Submitted on 12/09/2010

>I originally developed my work portfolio in Scribus about a year ago,
>and am about to apply for jobs again and need to update it.  However,
>the files will not open.  I tried them in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu.
>Scribus starts up, and I can start a new document, but when I try to
>open these older files, nothing happens.  It doesn't give an error
>message or freeze.  I looked through the bug reports, googled the
>issue, looked through the Scribus wiki and FAQ, but can't find anyone
>having similar issues.  Thank you!
>     Version:
>     Version: Win7

1) The first thing that comes to mind is that the files were created
with a development version of Scribus, probably 1.3.5 or so, if they
were created a year ago. The development versions (currently at 1.3.9)
can open files created in older versions, but not the other way around.
If the files were created in the development version you will not be
able to open them in 

2) I'm not sure if this will help, but on Ubuntu open a terminal and

scribus <filename>.sla

Hopefully it will give some error messages as to why it cannot open the

3) Try installing 1.3.9, which will install alongside You can
download it for Windows, and for Ubuntu it is now in the repositories.
No guarantees 1.3.9 will be able to open the files, but it's worth a

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