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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0011857ScribusUser Interfacepublic2013-11-30 08:052015-04-26 20:52
Assigned Tocbradney 
Platformx86_64OSOpenSUSE 64 BitOS Version13.1
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.5.0Fixed in Version1.5.0svn 
Summary0011857: Inconsistent file listing in file selectors
DescriptionThe listings in file selectors is completely inconsistent: Sometimes the file format's name is mentioned in full + file extension, sometimes only one of both or a strange hybrid appears. The chaotic order of the entries has already been mentioned in another bug.

It would also make sense to use only capital letters for file extensions, because this is what almost everyone else does.

As to Scribus documents, the program cannot, in a file selector, distinguish between different versions, so offering 3 different versions (all with identical file extensions) for import is confusing and misleading. It's also an example for displaying the underlying programming logic (here: plug-in architecure) in the UI without offering any useful information for users.
Additional InformationHere's a suggestion for File > Open:

All Supported Formats
Scribus Document (SLA, SLA.GZ)
Calamus Graphics (CVG)
Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)
Dia Shape (SHAPE)
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS, EPS2, EPS3, EPSF, EPI, EPT)
Illustrator (AI)
InDesign Markup File (IDML)
InDesign Markup Snippet (IDMS)
Kivio Stencil (SML)
Macintosh Graphics File (PICT)
Micrografx Drawing (DRW)
Microsoft Publisher (PUB)
Microsoft XPS (XPS)
OpenDocment Graphics (ODG) 1 Drawing (SXD)
Portable Document Format (PDF)
PostScript (PS)
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG, SVGZ)
Windows Metafile (WMF)
WordPerfect Graphics (WPG)
Xara Xtreme/Designer (XAR)
Xfig Drawing (FIG)
UniConvertor Import
All Files
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christoph_s (administrator)
2013-12-16 07:46

Correction: Xara Design/DTP Format (XAR)

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-11-30 08:05 christoph_s New Issue
2013-12-16 07:46 christoph_s Note Added: 0030931
2014-10-21 22:03 Kunda Tag Attached: easyhack
2014-10-21 22:04 Kunda Tag Attached: #easyhack
2014-10-21 22:04 Kunda Tag Detached: #easyhack
2014-10-21 22:04 Kunda Tag Detached: easyhack
2014-10-21 22:04 Kunda Tag Attached: #easyhack
2015-04-26 18:56 cbradney Status new => resolved
2015-04-26 18:56 cbradney Fixed in Version => 1.5.0svn
2015-04-26 18:56 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2015-04-26 18:56 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2015-04-26 20:52 cbradney Patch => No
2015-04-26 20:52 cbradney Target Version 1.5.1 => 1.5.0

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