I've been working on an .sla for some months now (it's about 2MB), and in recent times I've been having a lot of trouble opening it in Scribus 1.4.6. What usually happens is that it loads to 22% or 74%, and then the software stops responding and/or crashes. I'm using Windows 8.1.Sometimes it takes a couple of dozen attempts to get the document to open (and even then, it takes far longer than I think it should, getting slower as it approaches 100%). Currently I'm struggling to get it to open at all. My solution has to be to keep Scribus open all the time, but occasionally it'll crash for some other reason and then I'm stuck spending hours trying to get my file open.
Anyone know what's going on? The fact it always gets stuck at the same few % marks makes me think that there are some "glitches" of some sort in the file. Is there any way I can find these and eliminate them?
I've tried reinstalling Scribus, to no avail.
Thanks in advance for any help.