[scribus] Re Problems with Templates

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Wed Feb 27 07:16:25 UTC 2013

Hi David,

> Re the problem I have already posted.
> When I try to Save as Template, I get the error message:-
>     'Cannot collect the file C:/Program Files/Scribus 
>     1.4.2/share/templates/flyer_A5x2p/flyer_A5x2p.sla'
> In a response, Joe Zeff pointed out that the forward slashes in the
> filepath are a Linux 
> convention, whereas Windows (I run Windows 7) uses back-slashes in
> filepaths.
> I don't know if this is a bug in the program or the dialogs have not been
> re-written for 
> Windows users. However, I see that in Preferences>Plugins all the paths
> (inc saveas 
> template) have forward slashes in filepath.
> Is this a program bug,or do other Windows users get by OK?

No it's not a program bug and not a Windows bug either. You are trying to save the template in a protected system directory, which Windows rightfully denies. You have to choose another directory, preferably C:\Users\your_username\.



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