[Scribus] Bug or Feature ? Broken Images

Julian Robbins julian.robbins
Fri Jul 27 15:28:18 CEST 2007


I've come across an odd but really annoying bug. I've haven't added it 
to the bug tracker yet, in case there are other tips or ideas, or 
workarounds to get around it.

A colleague designs files in Scribus on Windows. I use Ubuntu 
Linux 7.04 and Scribus to open up the file. I get a lot of cases 
of broken image links. Images are linked relative from the document 
itself to the image filename.

This is how to reproduce this, if I open a Scribus file in one 
directory, say


then open another Scribus file that is in a different directory, ie


then images on the second file don't load at all. 'Manage images' shows 
an expected folder directory that is derived from the previously opened 
Scribus file (product1).

I haven't tested this thoroughly, so I'm not quite sure exactly what the 
problem is, but its confused me for a while.

Simple workaround is to quit Scribus completely, and open up file 2 on 
its on, then the images all load perfectly.

Can someone try to replicate this, and see if they get the same 
incorrect behaviour?
Kind regards

Julian Robbins
Applications Engineer

Q-par Angus Ltd

Barons Cross Laboratories
Herefordshire HR6 8RS

Tel +44 (0) 1568 612138
Fax +44 (0) 1568 616373

Web www.q-par.com

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