[scribus] cannot open or load data

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Jul 30 22:08:24 CEST 2010

On Thursday 29 July 2010 15:04:48 Jeannette Andres wrote:
> 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, 
> 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 
> >> 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 
> > this command. Note that this is NOT the right way to bring in eps  or 
> > 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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Since it works on computer x but not on computer y it could be an OS 
problem. So once again, what OS are you running on computer y?
John Culleton
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