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Patch update 2570 for Version 5

Version: 5.0 - Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, & Scientific Notebook

NoteThis patch update has been superseded by a new patch update for Version 5.

We have released build 2570 of Version 5 of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook.

You can download a patch update file for build 2570 if you currently have installed either

  • Build 2552 or 2557 of Version 5.0

The patch update for build 2570 includes changes in the program that have occurred since the release of Version 5.0 (build 2552).

Important notes

  • The patch update files are different for different builds. Please be sure you download the correct patch update file for your installation.

Please read all the instructions before you begin the update.

Step One. Check the version of SWP/SW/SNB you're using.

  1. Start your copy of the program.

  2. From the Help menu, choose About and note the version and build numbers.

    • If you currently have build 2552 or 2557 of Version 5, you can use this patch update.

    • If you have an earlier version, you must purchase an upgrade to Version 5.

Step Two. Download and install the patch update.

The patch update files are different for different builds. Please be sure you download the correct patch update file for your installation.

If you prefer, you can download the complete self-extracting installation file for build 2570 (58 MB for SWP; 52 MB for SW; 25 MB for SNB).

If you have sufficient disk space, you may want to make a copy of your current program directory before you apply the patch update. If the update should fail for some reason, you may need to reinstall from the original program CD or download the full self-extracting installation file. In most cases, the patch update preserves user preferences, such as new automatic substitutions and toolbar configurations.

To download and install the patch update:

  1. Choose the appropriate file from the table following these instructions and download it to your local hard drive.

  2. When the download is complete, close your current version of SWP, SW, or SNB.

  3. Run the downloaded program and follow the screen prompts.

  4. Start the program.

  5. From the Help menu, choose About, and check that the build number is 2570.

If you have Download patch update
Scientific WorkPlace
V5 build 2552 or 2557 swp50tob2570.exe — 2 MB
Scientific Word
V5.0 build 2552 or 2557 sw50tob2570.exe — 2 MB
Scientific Notebook
V5.0 build 2552 or 2557 sn50tob2570.exe — 1.5 MB


Product Download full install file
Scientific WorkPlace swp-pro500.exe — 57 MB
Scientific Word sciword500.exe — 51 MB
Scientific Notebook scinoteb500.exe — 25 MB
Scientific Viewer sviewer500.exe — 12 MB

Changes included in build 2570

This patch update contains the following changes, which have occurred in the program since the release of Version 5 (build 2552). Some descriptions use technical and internal terms and may not completely describe the change. Note that not all changes apply to all products; for example, changes to the Style Editor do not apply to SNB. The list is presented in no particular order.

Changes since build 2557

  • Fixed a bug in the portable LaTeX filter to prevent discard of \begin{filecontents}...\end{filecontents}.

  • Changed the description of the germanb Babel Language option in typeset/classes.opt.

  • In the Academic Press Journals and Academic Press Journals - Modified shells, fixed a hyperlink that prevented compilation of the unmodified shells.

  • Added a section to the Book - User's Guide shell to demonstrate the gray background available for typesetting.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented typing.

  • Changed the MathML scripting, fixed triargs, changed the translation of \unit{} to produce a <mi>, and changed handling of sequences such as {123,456}.

  • Worked on the minidump code to generate unique crash dump file names and a dialog asking the user to email the minidump file to us.

  • Added dbghelp.dll to the installation.

  • Changed the typical installation of Scientific Notebook to include installation of the reference library.

  • Added a warning message to the order program if the serial number is mismatched.

  • Added the revsymb package to the sample file OptionsPackagesLaTeX.tex

  • Fixed crashes that occurred when pasting more than 0xffff bytes of data and when revising the package or class options.

  • Updated dvigdi32.exe to contain a workaround for the problem of using the times package on some non-English systems.

  • Fixed a bug in the RTF export that caused every second graphic in a sequence of consecutive graphics to be omitted from the export.

  • Fixed an infrequent crash on exit that occurred when a document contained plots.

  • Fixed a screen redraw problem which could occur in a document full of graphics.

  • Changed Standard LaTeX Article (hyperref).shl to add a sample bibliography with citations and a marker with cross-references to the marker. Also added some text to the body of the shell that explains how to add a command to the document preamble so hyperlinks are displayed in PDF as colored text instead of text surrounded by colored boxes.

  • Standardized quotation tag names in shells and .cst files. Changed "Long Quote" to "Long Quotation" to have a better correspondence with the LaTeX quotation environment.

  • Updated various style and document class files from CTAN including bibentry, refman, chapterbib.sty, fancyhdr.sty, ifacmtg.cls, natbib.sty, refrep.cls, hyperref.sty, sectsty, showlabels.sty, spie.cls, and supertabular.sty.

  • Changed the name of the shell file Help Document Version 3.5x and 4.x to Help Document Ver 3.5 and 4

  • Updated the files Knowledgebase.cst, LambdaSWP.tex, and.the sample files BibTeXBibliographyStyles.tex and PackageSample-nomencl.tex.

  • Updated the shell and cst files Jonathan Lewin Campus Communication.shl, jonathan-analysis-style.cst, jonathan-campus-style.cst and jonathan-on-screen-style.cst.

  • Fixed a bug in the installation that prevented the installation of the fragment subdirectories with SNB and SW.

  • Updated the "Mohawk" cst files.

  • Fixed a bug in which the Greek math symbols (\alpha ...) were not copied to the clipboard as UNICODE.

  • Added support for the production of "mini-dump" files when a crash occurs, to allow for the recreation of the call stack at the time of the crash.

  • Removed duplicate tags from the cst files.

  • Fixed a typo in the installation program.

  • Worked with the Mohawk cst files to add the [bs] sections and change the alias for Large to Big.

  • Fixed a bug in the handling of \usepackages in which the program assumed that {} could not be nested in the optional parameter to \usepackage.

  • Fixed a bug in the tag appearance dialog that prevented remembering the default math font style.

  • Fixed a bug that caused an occasional crash that occurred during simple typing.

  • Fixed a bug in the installation program in which outdated information could be left in the ins file when overwriting an old installation.

  • Fixed bugs in the scripting of HTML/XHTMLthat scripted "\textquotedbl" as "\" (it is now scripted as ") and scripted "\underline" incorrectly.

  • Added support for \filecontents* to the input filter.

  • Fixed a bug in input filter in the handling of \renewcommand.

  • Added support to the RTF export for ^, _ ~.

  • Fixed a bug in the tag appearance dialog dealing with a bad caption for child dialogs when editing properties of Note type tags.

  • Fixed a crash in the Style Editor which occurred when OK was clicked after browsing to a directory that does not contain a Style Editor style.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented saving user preferences into a directory that contains a $ in the directory name.

  • Fixed a bug in which the current options to a package were not set in the dialog to modify these options.

  • Updated help and manual files.

Changes since build 2552 (included in build 2557)

  • Corrected miscellaneous small errors in the manuals. For details, see a list of documentation errata.

  • Corrected wording in Jonathan Lewin Campus Communication.shl.

  • Corrected problems in TCISpech.dll when using LeadTools so that TCISpech.dll uses LeadTools when possible and added the ability for TCISpech.dll to choose between competing ini file entries for graphics.

  • Standardized quotation tag names in shells and .cst files. Changed "Block Quotation" to "Long Quote".

  • Corrected the generation of tcispech.ini so that -- is inserted instead of ---.

  • Corrected wording in an installation dialog.

  • Added shell and cst files for Elsevier CRC styles and updated the Elsevier style files espcrc1.sty and espcrc2.sty..

  • Fixed a computation bug that prevented "Solve ODE" for more than three functions.

  • Fixed a problem that prevented plotting a function such as y(t) but allowed plotting of y.

  • Changed color specifications in cst files.

  • Modified the script for installing new versions over existing versions.

  • Updated miscellaneous help files.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented LeadTools from exporting JPG files because of uppercase extensions.

  • Fixed a bug in the order program that excluded the version from the license file when the user registered by phone.

  • Fixed a bug in the XHTML export that exported the notes document associated with a document with the wrong extension.

  • Fixed a bug in the HTML/XHTML export that caused the notes document not to use the css file exported with its associated document.

  • Added information about revsymb and eurosym packages to OptionsPackagesLaTeX.tex.

  • Changed so that PCD files are exported using AccuSoft instead of LeadTools, avoiding a crash in the LeadTOols PCD filter.

  • Changed the default value of GfxPDFExportFromFile to 0.

Last revised 06/29/06

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