Composition not Open

Hi… I downloaded Synfig a few months ago, and I love it! After a steep learning curve, I still haven’t been able to figure out what to do when I get “Composition doesn’t appear to be open…” message. I’m running on Windows 7 small (slow) laptop, but managing with low res. I want multiple characters, but not in every story. I tried to create each one seperately and import as needed, but I get this message when I try to animate. The only workaround ive found is to import each part (arms, legs, etc) and build new skeletons from scratch! What does it mean “Please open the composition and try again”? I don’t know what version I have; whatever was available and not alpha a few months ago. Help!!

Bones doesn’t work well (at all really) with linked files. You can not at the moment import a skeleton from one scene to another.
Sorry but bones is still considered to be in development.

Thanks for the info :frowning: