[scribus] "Cannot write to file" when exporting as PDF

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Sat Nov 13 04:46:58 CET 2010

> Forgive me for asking a question that must have been asked many times
> before:
> I have been happily using Scribus (on Vista) for a couple of
> weeks and sent our first newletter to the printer earlier this week,
> as
> a PDF file generated by Scribus.
> However, today, when I went to generate (Export > PDF) a medium
> resolution PDF for our website, Scribus told me "Cannot write file:
> path/filename.pdf. I repeated the exercise at the resolution I had
> used
> previously and I got the same error. I can Export as PNG or EPS, but
> not
> as PDF, even after deleting previous PDF with same name.
> Both our print shop and our website require PDF files. Is there a
> solution?

I don't know windows, but that error generally means what it says.

Do you have a directory called "path" into which you hope to write

Another cause of that error is the permissions needed to write the
file. But I don't think that applies to windows


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