[scribus] cannot open or load data

Jeannette Andres jeannette.andres at gmx.net
Thu Jul 29 21:04:48 CEST 2010

Thanks for your answer!
I'm using scribus 1.3.8 (1.3.7 until yesterday -> re-installing did not 
solve my problem).
I do have an exisiting scribus document open and I am trying to import a 
vector file/EPS or TIFF (need them all).
IMPORT, also with right click leads to the same problem: the window that 
follows/opens with this command is supposed to show my image files, but 
the window is empty except for the icon "My Computer", which cannot be 
double-clicked. I just don't understand why I can see the path for the 
folder that contains the files for import, but the folder nor the files 
occur in the window to be selected.

I've worked with scribus on another computer already (with the same 
files of images even), and all this stuff went just perfect. but not on 
my computer.:/

Am 29.07.2010 20:11, schrieb John Culleton:
> On Thursday 29 July 2010 13:20:17 Jeannette Andres wrote:
>> hi everybody,
>> when trying to open a file or import a picture, scribus does not offer
>> me any files to chose from in the larger window. i do see the path of
>> the file and can also change the path in the smaller window "look in",
>> but in the window below no files for double click occur. same for
>> loading images: i am not able to chose any images for import as they are
>> not displayed. (it only says "my computer", but even that is no choice
>> as double clicking doesn't work).
>> help would be much appreciated!
>> Jeanny
> What OS do you use? What version of Scribus? In Scribus 1.3.7 initially I can
> only OPEN a Scribus (sla suffix file). I can also IMPORT a vector file to place
> on a document already open. This is how I bring in eps files.
> Within a graphic frame on a document I can bring in various file types with
> the "Get Image" command. Right click on the image frame to get to this
> command. Note that this is NOT the right way to bring in eps  or svg files.
> See above.
> Within a text frame I can bring in text of course from various types of
> documents. Again you must right click on the text frame and choose
> "Get text".
> In each case only files that are eligible to be imported should show in the
> selection window.
> I hope this helps.

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