[SOLVED] Accidentally saved a file using Scribus 1.7SVN

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Now the file will not open in Scribus 1.5.8. Is there any way to "backport" the file to 1.5.8?


hi apastuzak

without guarantee! – but as scribus 1.7.0 is not that different from 1.5.8 you could try it the easy way:
  • just open a copy of your .sla file in an editor.
  • change the second code line from '<SCRIBUSUTF8NEW Version="1.7.0.svn">' to '<SCRIBUSUTF8NEW Version="1.5.8">'
  • save the file
  • open it in scribus 1.5.8 and check if everything looks as it should...

there is a good chance that this works well.

good luck!


or open in 1.7 select all, copy, then open 1.5.8 open a new document and past, might need to add pages to make it the same number as the 1.7 version.
Using Scribus 1.6.1, openSUSE 15.6
Advanced hobbyist


We haven't changed the format so I think for now you could copy the file and change the version manually and try to open it in 1.5.8z