Then continue from Step 3 of the v6.x installation instructions, noting the points below.This saves a backup copy of TeXLive 2020, and also seems to enable the installation of TeXLive 2021 to proceed more smoothly. It gives you the option to revert to Scientific Word v6.0.30 and TeXLive 2020 if required, using the link https://www.sciword.co.uk/programs/sw-6.0.30-windows-installer.exe to download and install SW v6.0.30 with the TeXLive box unchecked, and renaming your c:\texlivebak\ to c:\texlive\ again.
For Scientific WorkPlace, replace sw with swp in the filename.
“The full TeXLive distribution is not included…but a basic distribution… To install a new package, use the TeXLive Manager.”This initially prevents even some of the Standard LaTeX documents supplied with Scientific Word/WorkPlace from compiling with TeXLive 2021, because they can’t find a package they require.
C:\Program Files (x86)\MacKichan\SW/P-Uninstaller.exeTo make a complete uninstallation, also delete the folders:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MacKichan\SW/P
~/Library/Application Support/SW or SWP
We replied with the following possible solutions:It would be useful to import a graph saved as a pdf into the manuscript.
I see that under import picture, files of type does not offer a pdf option.
I wondered if there was any workaround to place a pdf figure?
We hope that will be of wider interest to our users.The best options in that situation are to:
- Consider how the graph you want to import was generated, and from whichever program produced it save/export it into one of Scientific WorkPlace’s supported formats at the stage before it got turned into a PDF. This will give you the highest resolution output of any of these suggestions
- Alternatively, open the PDF in Acrobat Reader and:
In Scientific WorkPlace you can then use Edit – Paste special – Picture to bring the graphic in from the clipboard. You will probably want to right-click – Properties to change the Floating placement of such a graphic to Here on the Layout tab
- Select Edit – Copy file to clipboard if you want the whole page; or
- Use the Windows snipping tool (Start button and type snipping) to select a portion of the PDF, and copy it to the clipboard.
- A third option would be to include one or more pages of the PDF, possibly reduced 2x2 on a page, as discussed in our May 2011 mailing Item 6 and demonstrated in https://www.sciword.co.uk/includepdf.pdf (where p2 is made up of pp1,4,5,6 from an included PDF, and the remaining pages are excerpts full-size).
We replied:Are these MS changes affecting me ?
Well, Yes and No:
- Potentially Yes:
- If you were planning on getting another copy of Scientific WorkPlace sometime in the future for a co-author or PhD student, you will need to buy that licence before next Friday 25/6/21
- If you were using v5.5 because you didn't like v6, but were thinking you'd reconsider making the change when v7 came out – it looks like you'll be continuing with v5.5 (which is no bad solution)
- No: We're expecting our time might be in more demand in future from others around the world seeking our Tech Support. But you've already secured your access to our time and Premier Tech Support – including for v5.5 – with your Individual Annual Maintenance scheme.
This software is way too good to keep to yourself! Why not tell your colleagues and co-authors? Perhaps some Emails... maybe a blog post on a mathematics/economics forum? Even easier is to Share our Facebook page – or any of the Product pages on our website – with your Facebook friends. Thanks a lot.