Scribus Tip

If you design something in Inkscape and are looking to Scribus-ify it, you will save yourself a world of pain by opening the Inkscape SVG directly in Scribus (the file extension is hidden by default, pick ‘all files’ in the file extension dropdown of the open dialog) rather than importing the SVG.

I learned this the hard way wasting hours hitting import and waiting for Scribus to come back over and over.

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.


5 thoughts on “Scribus Tip

  1. Scribus should use as native format

    Scribus probably should drops its wierd internal XML format and adopt SVG Print as its native format. It would make moving back and forth a great deal easier.

    Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008, 7:53 pm
  2. Thanks

    Thanks for the tip, I’ll keep that in mind while updating FEL’s flyer.

    Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008, 10:43 pm
  3. Thanks

    One question: can you opem multiple SVG fiels on the same windows from Scribus?

    Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008, 4:19 am
    • Re: Thanks

      Nope 😦

      But this tip is useful if you did ALL the layout in Inkscape and just want to Scribusfy to set up the bleeds and color. If you’ve a bunch of simpler SVG artwork from Inkscape, I bet import won’t choke on you the way it choked on me.

      Posted by mairin | December 19, 2008, 2:47 pm
  4. I’d like to invite you to join .

    Posted by elegantelbow | December 20, 2008, 3:38 am
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