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Title: My file crashes Scribus
Post by: Ged 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
Title: Re: My file crashes Scribus
Post by: Ged 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.
Title: Re: My file crashes Scribus
Post by: a.l.e 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 ?

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: My file crashes Scribus
Post by: utnik on July 29, 2020, 10:30:19 am
…and at least save a copy of the current state before you edit it again…
Title: Re: My file crashes Scribus
Post by: Ged 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.