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did you move images to a different folder?
Thanks for your helpful ideas.
After considering options I conclude that what I am searching for is a "storyboard" function (like a slides presentation) where I can drag around various frames (in HTML dom) in storyboard before converting layout to *.sla and submitting code to Scribus for final tweaking.

In other words a document pre-processor.
This preprocessor will allow dynamic content (along lines of ScriptusGenerator).
I will document how I get on with building this pre-processing stage into my workflow.
There is no urgency.


I created some posters in scribus and saved.converted to PDF no issues.

Next day I'm trying to open them to continue. ALL images have disappeared - there were heaps of shapes and images.  I have a title and that's it. Everything else is gone.. so much work.

Help please! Why is it doing this??

Thanks :)
Raster and Vector Graphics / PDF doesn't open properly
« Last post by benhotep on July 16, 2018, 02:12:17 am »
Hi there!

Apologies if this is a stupid/noob question, and/or if it's in the wrong section of the forum...  I'm trying to open a PDF to use as a template for laying out a document to be printed, and when I open the PDF many of the elements on it seem to be missing.  Most of them, in fact. This is the PDF:  When it opens it only shows about four shapes - most of the shapes, and all of the lines/text are not visible.

Is it just not part of Scribus's functionality for this to open properly?  I've opened similar PDFs before that have worked well... is it just something incompatible about this one?  Can I make it work or do I just have to work around it?

Installation and Setup / 1.4.7 blurry compared to 1.4.6
« Last post by benhotep on July 16, 2018, 01:59:52 am »

I just installed 1.4.7, and everything looks a bit blurrier than on 1.4.6.  The text of both the program itself and the text in documents is much less sharp, and even images seem a bit less sharp too.  The toolbars are slightly larger, and the document looks bigger when zoomed at 100%.  So it sort of seems like everything is zoomed in a bit compared to 1.4.6, but less sharp. 

Anyone have the same experience?  Is it something I can fix/change?

PDF Generation / Re: Scribus 1.5.4 crashes when exported to PDF. What to do?
« Last post by dragonfly on July 15, 2018, 10:15:35 pm »
I suggest making a copy for testing and then split into two *.sla files each 20 pages long.

Test to see which of these two "half documents" crash.

Then repeat the process until you find which page(s) cause the crash.

That is what I would do as a process of elimination. 
You have not tried validating the 40 page document in XML Copy Editor?
You have not tried exporting PDF to a different location?
Operating system is Ubuntu 16.04
Total 40 pages
All pages are having multiple images and text frames
While checking now, it was found that the document could be exported to image format, but crashed again when converted to PDF format
Beginner Talk / Re: How to output embeded PDFs in full resolution?
« Last post by cheflo on July 15, 2018, 01:05:43 am »
Sorry for not replying previously. I recently upgraded to scribus 1.4.7, and I am still seeing the same issue. I am on Antergos (Arch Linux derivative, kernel 4.17.4) and I install scribus via the the Arch community repo (I tried installing 1.5.4 from the user repos but it would not build correctly).

When I do File --> Import --> Vector, the exported PDF looks great, but when I try to link a PDF file via the Insert Image box, I see the error I reported previously and the output is pixelated cannot be edited as a vector in Inkscape. I have tried with different PDF and EPS files and the result is always the same.
PDF Generation / Re: Scribus 1.5.4 crashes when exported to PDF. What to do?
« Last post by dragonfly on July 14, 2018, 10:51:05 pm »

I am far from being experienced in troubleshooting Scribus but since you write that your need is "very urgent" I offer the checklist I would run through.

“multipage document” is too vague as a description.
 What operating system in use(Windows, Linux, Mac)?
 What size ram?
 How many pages in document?
 What mix of text and images?
 What language, fonts in use?
 What is the size of your *.sla file?
 Have you tried Preview?
 Have you tried Print Preview?
 You can select profile:
 PDF 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, X1a, X3, X4, Postscript
 Can you try opening *.sla file in XML Copy Editor
 In XML Copy Editor validate the document (see buttons in top menu bar).
You have the option to Export as EPS, PDF, Image, SVG, EPS.

Have you tried exporting as other file type?

Here is a similar thread for reference.,2613.msg12090.html#msg12090

Read the last post in that thread and try exporting to a different folder.

Have you ever previously exported a Scribus file as PDF or is this a first?
PDF Generation / Scribus 1.5.4 crashes when exported to PDF. What to do?
« Last post by JALESH KUMAR A S on July 14, 2018, 06:54:26 pm »
I am doing a multipage document in Scribus 1.5.4, which is very urgent. While exporting to PDF, Scribus crashes. What is the remedy?
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