Apple has just launched macOS® 10.15 Catalina, which does not run 32-bit programs and therefore does not run the current versions of the MacKichan Software programs. We strongly recommend against updating to Catalina at this time.For further information, please read Apple's announcement and the relevant Wikipedia page. You might also find it useful to read about possible workarounds on PCMagazine's page How to Run 32-Bit Apps in macOS Catalina.
We are currently working to modify the programs so that they will run on Catalina. We will send out an announcement when they are usable with Catalina.
We know this may cause problems for many of you; please accept our apologies.
The user had found that double-clicking an .sci file did indeed open Scientific Word, but showing a blank new document (and possibly without opening the .sci file he'd clicked on). In this case, please see Item 4 below.To open an .sci file with Scientific Word by double-clicking:
- Go into File Explorer and right-click an .sci file
- Choose Open with
- If SW is showing, select that
- If SW is not showing, select ‘Choose another app’. Select ‘Always use this app to open .sci files’. Click on ‘More apps’ and scroll down to the bottom. Select ‘Look for another app on this PC’. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\MacKichan\SW [you may need your Tech Support’s help to have permission to go there]. In the right-hand of the dialog select ‘SW – application’. Click on Open
- The .sci file you selected will open in Scientific Word
- Close Scientific Word
- Double-click an .sci file to make sure it opens in Scientific Word
Assuming Wikipedia's List of logic symbols would be sufficient for an initial test, we replied that:...can we use symbols used in mathematical logic with the fonts provided with SW, this because some maths software provide "classical" maths symbols but not any of the specific ones used in logic (p.e. satisfiabilties, unusual symbols of order relations, old german font, hebraic letters,...)
and recorded a playlist of two videos to make the case. If you're interested in the different ways you can get any mathematical symbols you want in Scientific Word/WorkPlace, please click here and watch in 720HD.Scientific Word is a WYSIWYG interface to LaTeX, so any symbols available in LaTeX should be available in Scientific Word
It turns out that there are two ways of adding a symbol to the User palette: one of them works robustly, and one of them doesn’t. We subsequently added that:...it doesn’t retain symbols added to it when detaching and reattaching the panel to/from the left sidebar – and (not surprisingly, therefore) not when closing and re-opening Scientific WorkPlace.
Curiously, if you use the first way (right-click and Add) for one symbol, followed by the second way for another symbol, the second symbol ‘locks in’ the first one and both symbols now survive detaching and closing/re-opening the Symbols panel.
- I was right-clicking on the symbol and selecting “Add symbol to User palette”. This appears to work, in that the symbol now shows on the User palette, but the symbol is lost from the User palette on detaching the panel, moving it to the other sidebar or closing and re-opening SW/P (it will survive moving the panel Up or Down on the sidebar).
- Dragging the symbol to the word “User” is robust, and leaves the symbol on the User palette permanently.
and attaching a Scientific WorkPlace screenshot. Our summary paper of this issue covers:I have the two display equations below. How would I align these two equations at the “d” character?
A longer form of the instructions would be as follows (the particular new document shell you choose at No.1 is not significant):...after you try (and fail) to compile a document called, for example, NAME.sci, open the log file \SWPDocs\NAME_work\tex\main.log with WordPad (Start – Windows Accessories – WordPad) and then save the file to your Desktop (File – SaveAs – Desktop – main.log). This file will still be there after you close Scientific WorkPlace.
If you are missing the file main.log, please send us a screenshot; to distinguish between the files main.aux, main.log, main.tex etc. in log3.png and log4.png, right-click on the heading (eg. the word Name) and make sure that Type is selected.
- Open Scientific WorkPlace, and click File – New document – Presentations – Slides_Beamer – OK
- Click on File – SaveAs, make the address \Documents\SWPDocs\ and call the file AAA111 with type SWP Documents. Click Save
- Check File Explorer to make sure that the file AAA111_work is in \SWPDocs [see log1.png]
- In Scientific WorkPlace, click on PDFPreview, the 4th tab at the bottom [see log2.png]
- Go back to File Explorer and click on SWPDocs\AAA111_work\tex\ to make sure main.log exists [see log3.png]
- Right-click on SWPDocs\AAA111_work\tex\main.log and select Copy. This copies the file to the clipboard [see log4.png]
- Go to the Desktop; right-click on the Desktop and select Paste, to put the copy of the file main.log on the Desktop [see log5.png]
- You may now close Scientific WorkPlace. In File Explorer the folder SWPDocs\AAA111_work will now be empty, but the file main.log will still be on the Desktop
- Please Email the file main.log to us as an attachment.
But after some help from Google we were able to reply that:...how to export bibtex file from google scholar to scientific workplace?
and direct them to put that database file with their other Scientific WorkPlace .bib files in the C:\texlive\2019\texmf-dist\bibtex\bib\ folder (or a subfolder).The page here gives you steps to export a BibTeX database (.bib) from Google Scholar (Steps 1 to 7)
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