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Patches and Updates

From time to time, we place updates to our software on the MacKichan Software FTP site. Determine your current build from the About command on the Help menu, then choose the update you need and follow the instructions in the linked topics to download the update file.

Updates to Version 6

See the Updates for Version 6 page for information about incremental updates to Version 6.

Free Build 2960 Patch Update for V5.5

A free build 2960 patch update file is available for Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook Version 5.5 (build 2890 or 2953). The build 2960 release includes an updated version of pdfLaTeX, many updated typesetting packages, fixes related to Windows Vista, and several updated shell documents and associated support files.

Note: This update supersedes the build 2953 patch update for V5.5.

Free V1.1 Patch Update for Calculus: Understanding Its Concepts and Methods

A free V1.1 patch update file is available for Calculus: Understanding Its Concepts and Methods. The update provides faster plot generation, adds new animations, and corrects earlier misprints.

New and Modified Shells

Version 5.5 of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook contains several new and modified shells, including new shells for international documents. You can download and install free self-extracting files for each shell.

Support for Beamer Presentations in V5.x

Important: We've made some changes. If you downloaded and installed the beta release for Beamer support before April 11, 2006, we suggest you download and install Beamer support again to get the latest version.

A free release of support for Beamer presentations is available for Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word. The 5MB self-extracting program includes the Slides - Beamer document shell, a sample presentation, the Beamer User's Guide, and the associated fragments required to provide basic support for Beamer in V5.x.

Build 2606 Patch Update for V5.0

A free build 2606 patch update file is available for Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook Version 5.0 (build 2552, 2557, or 2570). The release includes important TrueTeX changes and improvements related to fixing problems with the conversion of graphics to PDF in PDFTeX.

Note: This update supersedes the build 2570 patch update for V5.0.

Corrections to Documentation

Please note these corrections to Creating Documents with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word, Version 5 and Typesetting Documents in Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word, provided with Version 5 of Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word.

Free Build 2363 Update for V4.1 or V4.0

A free build 2363 patch update file is available for Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook if you currently have installed either

  • Version 4.0 build 2312 or 2321
    or
  • Version 4.1 build 2345, 2347, or 2359

Note: This update supersedes the earlier patch updates for V4.1 and V4.0.

Update for the German Translation of V4.1

A free build 2363 patch update file is available for the German translation of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook if you currently have installed

  • The German translation of Version 4.0 build 2321
    or
  • The German translation of Version 4.1 build 2347

Update for V3.5

A free build 1990 patch update file is available Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, or Scientific Notebook if you currently have installed either

  • Version 3.5 build 1960 or build 1966
    or
  • Version V3.51 build 1988

Updates for V3.0

Free patch update files for V3.0 are available for Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, or Scientific Notebook if you currently have installed

  • Version 3.0 build 1079 or 1069

The Scientific WorkPlace 30-day trial version of Build 1069 cannot be updated. Updates are also available for styles, shells, fonts, and to address certain language issues.

This document was created with Scientific WorkPlace.



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