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wamukota

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What files to move?
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:36:14 am »
I have to move my project to another computer (From Ubuntu 12.10 to Linux Mint KDE). Besides the .sla file, are there other files I need to move?



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Re: What files to move?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 10:24:21 am »
hi wamukota

besides the .sla file you need all the placed images – and make sure, that the used fonts and color profiles are available.
with: 'file' ➝ 'collect for output' ('include fonts', 'include profiles') you can copy all the needed files in a folder and move it to the other machine.

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Re: What files to move?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 10:33:09 am »
Oh, as simple as that. Sorry that I didn't look into that option  :-[
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Re: What files to move?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 03:09:44 pm »
Just note that any fonts will usually have to be installed on the target machine, just having them in the collected folder does not make Scribus use them.


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Re: What files to move?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 03:42:15 pm »
hi nermander

…fonts will usually have to be installed on the target machine…

this is not true for scribus!

scribus finds fonts from:
  • the standard font directory of the operating system
  • directories, whose paths are entered as 'aditional paths' in the scribus font prefs
  • the directory which contains the actual .sla file
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Re: What files to move?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 03:48:27 pm »

this is not true for scribus!


Nice to know
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Re: What files to move?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 06:26:09 pm »
When I moved a scribus file the program was unable to locate images, even though they were not moved. I had to create a shortcut to original location, open that then save to new destination.

Moving files to another machine is a problem for any program of this type using linking. The 'collect for output' does the job, but dumps everything in one directory which generally isn't what one would want, but I can't think of a good alternative.

Saving as .pdf works, but opening a .pdf file ignores images, presumably due to Scribus only using linked images.

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Re: What files to move?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 07:37:39 pm »
   
  • the directory which contains the actual .sla file

I thought Scribus only read fonts during startup? But at startup Scribus does not know the path to a document that has not yet been opened?

Are you sure Scribus will really read fonts from the directory that contains the SLA? I know for sure it didn't in 1.3.5 (because I tried), but I haven't tried it with newer versions.

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Re: What files to move?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 09:29:16 pm »
hi nermander

Are you sure Scribus will really read fonts from the directory that contains the SLA? I know for sure it didn't in 1.3.5 (because I tried), but I haven't tried it with newer versions.

try it – it does!
afaik this was the same in 1.3.5…

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