These are good questions we expect anyone who's not yet made the switch to v6.0 might be asking. We replied:I hope I don't shock you, but I have not, so far
upgraded to version 6. There never seemed to be time!
(I also like 5.5.) Before I do upgrade, I was just wondering two things
1) can existing swp documents (produced on
version 5.5) be opened/edited without problems in
version 6 or is some conversion necessary?
2) can versions 5.5 and 6 both be installed and
used on the same computer?
If you experience problems importing a v5.5 document into v6.0, do please let us have the .tex file and import error message, so that the developers can improve the import filter accordingly. And please don't forget (Item 7): v5.5 Tech. Support will be ending for standard users from the second anniversary of the release of v6.0 - ie. in June this year. (Hint: Be sure to get any outstanding v5.5 issues resolved now!)<snip> The answers are No and Yes.
Yes, you can run both versions on the same computer – I have both versions of both Scientific Word and Scientific WorkPlace running on the same machine. But No, depending on the complexity of your v5.5 .tex documents, I can’t promise it will be without problem when opening in v6.0 (to open in v6.0, click on File – ImportTeX rather than File – Open). They are then saved in the v6.0 .sci format which is a container file; you can easily export the .tex file it contains using File – ExportTeX.
But the benefits of the v6.0 New Features well outweigh any initial complications of upgrading.
Quite true! The online Help suggests it should be possible simply to align columns of matrices as you would with a table – but it doesn't behave like that in practice.According to "help", I am supposed to be able to set column alignment of matrices.
Using "insert matrix " comand I can see the column alignment option, but it is inactive (pale colour) and can't be selected.
If you don't live in the UK you wouldn't be expected to know... but the place name Slough – home to Mars, BlackBerry, McAfee, Computer Associates, PictureTel and Compusys and O2 – rhymes with how, now and cow.There was an old woman of Slough
Who once had a terrible cough;
She sounded quite rough
But battled on through
I'm sure she'll get over it though.
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