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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0012883ScribusPDFpublic2016-05-03 06:58
ReporterJLuc Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Summary0012883: Missing image file sometimes blocks PDF export
DescriptionMost of the time, a missing image file doesnt block the PDF export, but it sometime does and an error message is issued. After a couple attempts, it goes OK without having to change anything in the file.
Additional InformationI'm not sure of the exact serie of action, since sometimes its ok, sometime its not.

Issue arose as i had collected_for_output and then renamed the 'images' folder into "images_ok" so as to create a lightweight PDF without images.
Tags#please_test, PDF


related to 0013993 closedjghali Problem after collecting for output 
related to 0012882 new Preflight Verifier sometimes doesnt check image file exists 



2016-05-01 14:05

updater   ~0040673

jluc, can you still recreate this ?


2016-05-02 12:39

updater   ~0040700

There is a connection to 0013993 and this ticket. It seems that there are some use-cases where collect for output doesn't behave because of how it's designed. Do we need the user to conform to us on this or vice-a-versa ?


2016-05-02 17:57

developer   ~0040722

Last edited: 2016-05-03 06:58

It could be related to the usual display refresh of images. Every 30, 60 seconds or so, scribus looks whether the image has changed and upades its screen display.

When renaming the 'image' folder to 'image.bak', it could be that

- as long as scribus has not looked for the image so as to refresh the display, it believes it exists, and Exporting to PDF is not so smart and blocks beacuse it expects an existing image, which dont exist, and stops on that error.

- once scribus has looked for the image so as to refresh the display, it knows that the image doesnt exist anymore, and exporting to PDF doesnt try to access it. Leading to a successfull image-free PDF.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-01-05 09:27 JLuc New Issue
2015-01-05 09:28 JLuc Additional Information Updated
2015-01-05 09:28 JLuc Tag Attached: pdf
2015-01-05 09:29 JLuc Relationship added related to 0012882
2016-05-01 14:05 Kunda Note Added: 0040673
2016-05-01 14:05 Kunda Tag Attached: #please_test
2016-05-02 12:34 Kunda Relationship added related to 0013993
2016-05-02 12:39 Kunda Note Added: 0040700
2016-05-02 17:57 JLuc Note Added: 0040722
2016-05-02 17:57 JLuc Note Edited: 0040722
2016-05-02 17:58 JLuc Note Edited: 0040722
2016-05-03 06:58 JLuc Note Edited: 0040722