We've constructed a similar document here (right-click – Save, to download) to demonstrate the problem: it compiles fine in v5.5, but when you try to import into v6.0 gives this error message. We replied along the lines of:I'm wondering if you can advise on an issue we have with importing Tex files into Scientific Workplace 6.
The error is attached, and comes up after going to File, Import Tex.. and choosing the attached file. This is a file made in version 5.5 and it opens fine in version 5.5.
Having thought about it further, the issue was more likely to be the ampersand (&) in the marker in a section heading, rather than the boldface. But the point is the same: it's worth reading the error message to find out where the problem lies. And if you don't want to go back to Scientific Word/WorkPlace v5.5 to fix it, the .tex file can be opened in WordPad [TextEdit on Mac]: simply search for the text highlighted by the import filter, strip out that line, then save and import into v6.0 (and add your missing line back in).Hi – good to hear from you. The clue’s really in the screenshot of the error message you sent:<sectiontitle>Brexit means <bold>Brexit<a name etc.So the problem is a bold maker in a section heading:Open the .tex file in Scientific WorkPlace v5.5, and search (Ctrl – Q) for ‘Brexit means’ in a title. With the cursor in the title... you'll see the Text tag tells you that you've got some things in bold – almost certainly it's objecting to having the marker in bold. So highlight the title, including the marker, and use F4 to turn off the bold. It’s also not a good idea to have markers actually in the section heading, so I've put a Carriage Return in so the marker goes in the body text. Save this... and import into v6.0.
Well, that's because it's a portrait document. We responded:Page numbering seems to follow “portrait” format. Is there a simple fix?
– in which case the page numbers are placed on the long edge of the paper as you'd expect. Hopefully this reminder about Class Options will save other users a few minutes of frustration too...The lscape package is intended for turning one page (or several pages) round 90 degrees in a portrait document – in which case the page numbers stay in the (portrait) orientation of the document. If you want to turn the whole document to landscape, then you should choose that as a class option (Typeset – Options & Packages – Class Options – Modify – Orientation – Landscape)
So that's what we told the man who asked if Scientific WorkPlace v6.0 worked in Arabic. But we haven't tried it ourselves – and he never came back to tell us the result.Language Support
Version 6 supports any left-to-right or right-to left language that is supported by your operating system.
We couldn't put it any better ourselves!So, this is a container file, and if I need to send a document to a co-author, I should send the .sci file.
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