What is a .SLA File And How To Open It – Scribus (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .sla extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .sla file extension and how to open it.

What is a .SLA file?

The .SLA file extension stands for Scribus Document. It was developed by Scribus. The file has the xml format, and it is a text related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .sla file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SLA file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .SLA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SLA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sla file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Scribus software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Scribus software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SLA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Scribus software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SLA file on Mac

To open the .sla file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Scribus software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Scribus.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SLA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Scribus software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SLA file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .sla file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Scribus software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Scribus.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SLA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Scribus software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SLA file?

If you cannot open the .SLA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SLA file.sla.gz – Scribus, .slb – Autodesk, .slc – Sokoban Level Collection File, .sld – Open Geospatial Consortium, .sld – Autodesk. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SLA file with the Scribus program on Windows, Scribus program on Mac and Scribus software on Linux.