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pcpress

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Is possible export on sribus-ng files with old version?
« on: September 01, 2018, 04:46:34 am »
Hi, community.

Yesterday i've received a file that was make it with scribus-ng. I use the Scribus stable version and i can't open that file. I decided resend the file for the other person export the file to an old version, but he tell me that no exist that option, that is true? Is or no possible export on sribus-ng files with old version?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 04:50:01 am by pcpress »

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Re: Is possible export on sribus-ng files with old version?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 10:19:26 am »
Yes, the developers don't want to spend time to try to make it possible to save into older version formats. Newer versions can open files from older versions, but not save in the old version formats.

While it is understandable why such a function would be nice to have, it is very hard to write such a function. Newer versions have features that cannot be saved in older version formats.

Since the Scribus file format is XML based it would be possible for someone to write a converter that can convert from newer versions to older. But nobody has yet written such a converter as far as I know.

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Re: Is possible export on sribus-ng files with old version?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 05:27:54 pm »
…But nobody has yet written such a converter as far as I know.

well, someone did it!
julius from the german scribus forum created this script.

utnik
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 05:32:27 pm by utnik »

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Re: Is possible export on sribus-ng files with old version?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 07:52:06 am »

well, someone did it!
julius from the german scribus forum created this script.

utnik


This is a partial solution, but at least works! ;) Something features are broken but i have a pdf of the same file so i can review. Thank you so much!

 

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