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Ged

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My file crashes Scribus
« on: July 29, 2020, 04:56:13 am »
Im DTP’ing my book and today I made some tiny edits (disabled a wrapped text box and made some small text edits)  The file increased massively in size from 47000kb to 68000kb.  Now I can only get in after uber-long waits?

Im also having problems appending the file. Is it too large?

The file was created in version 1.5.5

Thanks,
Chris
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Re: My file crashes Scribus
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 06:25:16 am »
I managed to get in after an hour wait.  I did a few more innocuous edits and saved again.  Now the file size has leapt to 110000 kb. Im too scared to touch it again. Any help gratefully received.
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My first dtp was Aldus Pagemaker,
My first printer was a Little Squirt,
My first car was a motorbike.

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Re: My file crashes Scribus
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 09:30:34 am »
you might have hit a bug (iirc triggered by editing the items in a group without first ungrouping it).

can you try to use scribus 1.5.6svn ?

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Re: My file crashes Scribus
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 10:30:19 am »
…and at least save a copy of the current state before you edit it again…

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Re: My file crashes Scribus
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 11:28:50 pm »
I tried an edit with 1.5.6svn and saved.  The size never increased but neither did it reduce to where it should have been.  Fortunately I had a backup of the former 47000 kb file so I used 1.5.6svn to do all the edits again.  This time the job got done without exploding.  Thanks for helping.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 11:30:37 pm by Ged »
My first 'puter was a 286,
My first dtp was Aldus Pagemaker,
My first printer was a Little Squirt,
My first car was a motorbike.