[scribus] Scribus Save function doesn't always work

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Jun 24 00:05:03 UTC 2020

On 6/23/20 6:23 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
> I'm using Scribus v1.5.5 on a Debian/Testing machine.
> I thought I had a successful day working on a document but then I went back into it and found it had reverted to yesterday's last save. I had saved it umpteen times during the day because the Story Editor keeps throwing an error that crashes Scribus. I don't think it happened today, which was good, but I've been leaving the Story Editor after making a few edits, saving the file then going back into the Story Editor to do some work.
> I've even restarted Scribus a couple of times today, just to be safe, before I'd work on a new section of the file.
> As I was paging down through the file, more carefully than I usually do to verify the content and look was correct, I noticed things I'd changed had reverted. The file date was also from the previous evening.
> There were also some "emergency save" files from yesterday - possibly from the Story Editor errors, but they were time stamped even earlier than my file.
> It goes without saying that a basic operation like File | Save should work or at least produce a popup message if it fails. After all the crashes yesterday, I'd even looked for an "Autosave" file every so many minutes function, but there doesn't seem to be one.
> I understand that running a testing version of Debian means that the software may not always work. However the silent failure to save my file today is as bad as if the software had erased it. Either way, I'd be back to my overnight backup version.

Hi Gary,

Under Preferences > Document Setup > Saving and Undo, there is an Autosave option (which I thought by default was selected), along with interval and other features. You will find these ending with the suffix .autosave


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