For background information, these links will also be of interest:
- Scientific Word/WorkPlace v6.0 does not run on 64-bit versions of the Mac operating system (Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Mac OS 11 Big Sur and later). The most recent version which will run Scientific Word/WorkPlace is the 32-bit Mac operating system 10.14 Mojave; this information is shown in the system requirements in our April 2015 mailing Item 1. In our December 2019 mailing Item 2 we advised users not to upgrade to the 64-bit Mac operating systems.
This information is also shown in the ‘What’s New’ panel typically at the right of the Scientific Word/WorkPlace editing screen.
- If you have already upgraded to Mac OS 11 Big Sur, then you could either:
- Revert to an earlier version of the Mac operating system no later than Mac OS 10.14 Mojave. But this is not straight-forward and will wipe all the data from your computer – you might be able to restore your data if you have maintained a backup with Time Machine; or
- Buy a second hand Mac running the 32-bit version of the operating system no later than Mac OS 10.14 Mojave, and install Scientific Word/WorkPlace on that machine; or
- Follow the advice we gave in our December 2019 mailing Item 2. Our link there takes you to PC Magazine's page How to Run 32-Bit Apps in macOS Catalina which says:If you need to run a 32-bit app, Apple unofficially recommends either that you keep an old Mac on hand that runs a pre-Catalina version of the OS or that you partition your current Mac so that it can start up with an older macOS version as well as Catalina. Both methods work, but both seem to me inconvenient and time consuming. There are, however, better alternatives.That's to say, install Parallels Desktop in the Catalina/Big Sur operating system, install an earlier version of the Mac OS such as 10.13 High Sierra or 10.14 Mojave (or install Windows 10) within Parallels Desktop, and run Scientific Word/WorkPlace in that 32-bit environment.
The easiest method is this (but keep in mind that it costs money): Buy a copy of Parallels Desktop.
Further to this option, you might find this page and video useful.
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