[scribus] Running Scribus on Windows XP

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 23 15:06:42 CEST 2009

Lori Jiacinto wrote:
> I've been reading about Scribus and finally downloaded it today to try it out...and I'm having problems with it.  This is Scribus prebuilt for Windows, installed from the installer; I'm running Windows XP, and I've installed Ghostscript 8.64.
> The first problem I've observed is there is no "paper" shown in the GUI.  I am working through the "Scribus Quick Start Guide", and when I created a new page, there was no "page" drawn on the GUI...just rulers on the edges.  When I would add a shape and change its color, all I saw were red box outlines; the only way I found to see my page properly was with the print preview.  I restarted Scribus in console mode, and there are many messages:  "ASSERT: "src_dc && dst_dc" in kernel\qpaintdevice_win.cpp (388)     QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters".  What did I do incorrectly, and what should I do to fix this and see the document I'm creating?
> The second problem occurred when I attempted to insert a .JPG image and Scribus crashed.  From the console window:  "Scribus Crash ----------------------- Scribus crashes due to the following exception : EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION     Calling Emergency Save".
> I thought I had followed the Windows installation instructions correctly...  Is there a step I missed somewhere? 
Try changing the desktop theme in Scribus in File > Preferences 
(anything but the default). This may help the display problem.


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