[scribus] Running Scribus 18.104.22.168 on Windows XP
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Tue Jun 23 22:23:41 CEST 2009
On Tuesday 23 June 2009 01:06:42 pm Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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 22.214.171.124 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.
Actually, you should try going into to the Control Panel > Themes and pick
classic there as a test.
The other possbility is a bad download.
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