[Scribus] Bug or Feature ? Broken Images
Fri Jul 27 16:42:38 CEST 2007
Julian Robbins wrote:
> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> Julian Robbins wrote:
>>> 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 18.104.22.168 on Windows. I use Ubuntu
>>> Linux 7.04 and Scribus 22.214.171.124 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?
>> Not exactly a bug -- what you need to do is select File > Collect for
>> Output from the menu bar. This brings everything together so that links
>> to images are correct.
> Yes, that's fine Greg, but what do you do when you don't have access to
> the file before the images break? I've got quite intimate with hand
> editing .sla files to correct the paths (now added as my second Scribus
> wiki entry ;-)
> before discovering the pattern ...
> But it shouldn't give differing actions on whether you open up the file
> in Scribus first, or after another file has already been opened in
> Scribus. Breaking on the latter, working fine on the former case ...
But there's something missing in your description it seems -- are you
moving the .sla file? If you move an .sla file, it has lost its
reference point for finding contents.
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