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hi john

there should be an autosave file named like that: (your file name)_autosave_(date)_(time).sla. if you didn't specify a path in the preferences, it should be in te same folder as your project file.

utnik
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Hi,

I have always used Autosave (set at 10-minute intervals, save into same document) and in the case of I think Signal 6 crashes, the recovery window did pop up noted the crashes and asked if I would like to recover the files.  In those cases I checked the boxes and hit recover.  The box keeps popping up after every crash and still shows the recovered files and asks if I want to recover them again.

However I think with Signal 11 crashes (I have to force quite Scribus as unresponsive, spinning beachball), when I open Scribus and open the file again, no check box is added for this file, it's the old previously recovered ones all over again.  The latest crashed file is not listed and I have about two-hours into it.  Can I access the autosave/recovery somehow and retrieve my work?

Thanks,
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Installation and Setup / Re: Cannot browse any directory
« Last post by toyotadesigner on June 08, 2021, 04:33:48 pm »
You are right — just checked the »Preferences« and there it is in the »Paths« section. Never checked it before <sigh>
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Installation and Setup / Re: Cannot browse any directory
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 08, 2021, 04:13:05 pm »
Can you set your default paths to the locations needed?
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Installation and Setup / Re: Cannot browse any directory
« Last post by toyotadesigner on June 08, 2021, 11:20:18 am »
Hi Rosemary, Scribus seems to always start in the »USER« folder, which in Unix and macOS is something like ~/Users/username. For you — the user — it looks like »/« or just a blank window, or it starts with the last folder where you saved your Scribus file. In my case, it always falls back to the »Documents« folder, even though the Scribus folder is located even further down the tree. Never managed to understand the logic behind this behaviour.
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Installation and Setup / Re: Cannot browse any directory
« Last post by Rosemary on June 08, 2021, 09:26:25 am »
Thanks, toyotadesigner,

I appreciate your help.

The issue is not that I can't see the files because the window is too small. It's that I can't see the folders or files I want to use in the first place. Those pathways are just not there. yet, when I view the folders and files via Control Panel or File Explorer, I can see them just fine.

Also, I've accessed all sorts of file formats using the 'Get Image' function in the past, including PNG files. This says to me that the issue is with Scribus, Windows 10 or both, rather than with the files themselves.

Drag and drop does work, though. I just hadn't accessed image files that way before.
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PDF Generation / Re: Incorrect tab order for radio buttons
« Last post by micro on June 07, 2021, 02:29:36 pm »
I can confirm this is now fixed in the latest 1.5.8svn - sensational!

Many thanks to jghali.
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Installation and Setup / Re: Cannot browse any directory
« Last post by toyotadesigner on June 07, 2021, 12:32:51 pm »
I've never used this type of import. I'm using XnView MP for macOS, where I select several image files and drag them onto a page in Scribus.

Your sample showed a *.png, which can have some weird subformats (interlaced, reduced colors, transparency, even all 3 versions in one file). Did you ever try to place a JPEG or TIFF file? Just tried these formats with your method here (huge 48 bit TIFF with 635 MB), everything is perfect, though it takes some time to be displayed in the preview area.

BTW, because the browse window is kind of small, it might help to scroll sideways or to enlarge it to see more folders on your machine.
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Installation and Setup / Re: Cannot browse any directory
« Last post by Rosemary on June 07, 2021, 07:33:03 am »
That's handy to know. Thank you. :)
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hi john

It seems from older posts that Automatic text frames only applied to full margin frames…

yes, they fill the area inside the margins.

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…if you have a page with two or three text frames nested within those margins, even though most of your pages are full margin text frames, you should not use Automatic text frames in New Document Setup…

i would always use automatic frames for a longer document when lots of pages will use them. but you should break the text chain after each chapter.

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Or if using Automatic text frames blows up your document in not easily fixable ways when the text import encounters them?

i don't know what you are talking about. an empty frame wouldn't really blow up your document – and i would delete unused frames anyway…

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… if you have, say, a .odt book file that has a few blank pages and then a Title page and a series of pages after that for copyright data, acknowledgements, dedication, and followed by that first Chapter Page-Right sequence before full pages of text.  And the Scribus document is laid out the same.  Where should the import start, with the Title text frames or with the first (blank) page.  What happens after that?

sometimes i don't really understand your workflow.
are you creating the full layout in libreoffice before you import the text, and then you re-create it in scribus?

you may import the whole book and unlink the text frames after title, copyright stuff… and between chapters with 'item' → 'text frame links' → 'unlink text frames and cut text'. but if the document is too big for your computer, you should import chapter by chapter.

utnik
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