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Re: switching between versions 7 and 8

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  • Subject: [mg114894] Re: switching between versions 7 and 8
  • From: David Annetts <david.annetts at iinet.net.au>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:22:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <201012200539.AAA22719@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Richard,

My experience with this, under XP, was to simply install v8.  Files 
created under v8 were opened with v8, but the default behaviour was to 
start v7.    I could open any .nb file with either version from after 
starting.

But on a Mac, YMMV.

D.

On 20/12/2010 13:39, richard i pelletier wrote:
> hi,
>
> i have seen, from a couple of posts over the years, that this is obvious
> and elementary to many of you, but i could really use a little
> hand-holding. (I have never seen an answer that i could put into action.)
>
> can someone please tell me _exactly_ how to set up two versions of
> mathematica so that i can run either one -- not simultaneously --,
> without having to go change the names of folders?
>
> i am running version 7 on mac OS 10.6.5 -- i.e. snow leopard. i have
> downloaded version 8. all i want is to be able to run version 8, quit
> it, and then run version 7, quit it, and then run version 8, etc.
>
> thanks,
>
> rip
>


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