[scribus] Opening 64 bit files on 32 bit machines

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 22 04:01:30 CEST 2010

On 10/21/2010 09:17 PM, David wrote:
> Submitted on 10/22/2010
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> Name: David
> Email Address: dlaurence01 at gmail.com
> Subject: Opening 64 bit files on 32 bit machines
> Message:
> I created some fliers on my desktop, which runs a 64 bit processor,
> using Scribus. However, when I have tried opening these files on 32 bit
> machines for a presentation, I get a message saying the .sla files are
> not in an acceptable format. The 64 bit machine runs Windows 7, the 32
> bit machines I've tried have used Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Windows 7 and
> Windows XP. What can I do to fix this?

There's no such thing as 32-bit and 64-bit SLA files. A file is a file, 
just like there are not 32-bit and 64-bit Word files.

This may be a version conflict, or may be Scribus thinking there is when 
there isn't.

Scribus versions 1.3.8, 1.3.7, or 1.3.6 can open anything from the 
1.3.3.x series, the last of which is, but cannot open 
1.3.8 files.

I did see a problem with opening a file saved with 1.3.5 with a later 
version in the same series (1.3.7 I think).

I fixed this by opening the file in a text editor and changing the 
version label from 1.3.5 to 1.3.7.

Open the file with Notepad or Wordpad and check the second line of the 
file, which should look something like this:


Let us know if this matches the version of Scribus you are trying to 
open the file with but still doesn't work. You can get away with editing to in Notepad, but not 1.3.8 to


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