[scribus] How to assign .sla to a new Scribus version?
christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Mon Oct 8 23:11:35 UTC 2018
If you're in the Windows Explorer, right-click on a 1.5.x SLA file and select "Open with" in the Context Menu. If you have both 1.4.7 and 1.5.4 installed, you can choose one of both options. If you also need the improvements in 1.5.5svn, you need to select this particular version by adding the path to it by selecting another app.
The Context Menu of Windows Explorer also provides the option to make your selection the default for all SLA files.
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 07. Oktober 2018 um 14:07 Uhr
> Von: "ZASKE Martin" <zm at revue-gugu.org>
> An: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Betreff: [scribus] How to assign .sla to a new Scribus version?
> I love the fact that on Windows 10 we can install more than one version
> of Scribus, because many of our older 1.4-documents are still useful.
> So far .sla is assigned to Scribus 1.4.7 on my machine.
> Now more than 90% of my work is done in Scribus 1.5.4 and I just wanted
> to re-assign. No joy. All the usual methods are failing, with the result
> that when I double-click on any .sla file the old 1.4.7 comes up and
> brings an error message about not being able to handle an 1.5-file.
> I went to superuser.com and learnt more about Win 10 file-association.
> Several of the recommended methods do not work on my machine. And I
> noticed something interesting:
> I had this advice:
> Open the "Windows Settings" app, pick "Apps" and then choose the
> "Defaults Apps" item on the left hand side. Scroll down in the main pane
> and from the bottom choose "Set defaults by app".
> Sadly, non of my installed Scribus versions are listed as "apps" in my
> Windows. This would help explain, why my other attempts of updating the
> association also failed.
> Does this mean, that Scribus, being multi-platform, does not fully
> "register" with the OS during installation?
> Are there other Win 10 users who have found a workaround and would like
> to share how they done it please?
> You can stop reading here, my main question is right above.
> Context: All my installed Scribus are working very well and I have fun
> making documents. All the other ways of opening are fine, for example I
> put all three Scribus into my Start-Panel next to each other(the thing
> which opens when you push the Windows-key on your keyboard). I can also
> start the version of my choice and then get any file via the menu > file
> > open.
> Just when I have a long list of documents (for example calendars) I have
> started tagging the Scribus-version into the file names. So since most
> of my recent files are created by 1.5.x I can see that in my
> files-explorer and would like to open by double-click.
> More context: We have recently finished another edition of our little
> magazine: 20 pages A3, exotic minority language, three separate
> user-accounts doing layout, two different machines (one Linux, one
> Windows), many layers, many styles, many bitmaps, using many inbuilt
> features, a lot of collect-for-output, at last using import pages for
> assembly of final document, importing vectors, using two scripts,
> exporting for printing via PDF, for web-publishing via bitmaps, for
> Android-app via text-extract-script and via local-image-export for
> complex parts-of-pages.
> I am very very happy about the performance of Scribus 1.5.4 and 1.5.3.
> We had one mild layout-issue when assembling all pages together. But the
> layout was totally stable, several weeks of working and no crashes, all
> exported PDFs were valid, even the very complex ones full of
> vector-illustrations, no data lost or messed and having fun in
> discovering new possibilities.
> This question about file-association is not desperate, no urgent
> deadline lurking at the moment. Just trying to understand more what is
> happening. And finding a solution would make my work more efficient.
> Thank you,
> ZASKE Martin
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