When upgrading 4.1.6 to 6.0 what happens to existing files?

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When upgrading 4.1.6 to 6.0 what happens to existing files?

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<b>Using Existing Files</b> If you're upgrading from a previous version of Nisus Writer, be aware that the installer will not remove or replace any of the existing files in your Nisus Writer Folder; it creates a completely new Nisus Writer 6.0 Folder. <br><table cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" align=center> <tr><td align="center"><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/nw_folder.gif" width="31" height="25" alt="Nisus Writer folder"> <BR><p>Nisus Writer 6.0 folder</p></td> <td align="center"><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/nw_folder.gif" width="31" height="25" alt="Nisus Writer Tools folder"> <BR><p>Nisus Writer Tools</p></td></tr> </table> <br> Any supporting documents from the old version that you wish to reuse (e.g., Nisus New File stationery, user dictionaries, etc.) should be copied manually into the appropriate new folder. Notice that to reduce clutter, we've placed several sub-folders within the Nisus Writer Tools folder. You must put supporting files in the correct subfolder for them to function correctly: <br><table cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" align="center"> <tr><td><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/dictionary_folder.gif" width="31" height="25" alt="Nisus Dictionary folder"></td> <td><p>User Dictionaries go in the Dictionaries folder</p></td></tr> <tr><td><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/stationery_folder.gif" width="31" height="25" alt="Nisus Stationery Folder"></td> <td><p>Stationery files (Nisus New File, Nisus Text Stationery, etc.) go in the Stationery folder.</p></td></tr> <tr><td><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/macro_folder.gif" width="31" height="25" alt="Nisus Macro Folder"></td> <td><p>Macro files that you wish to load automatically go in the Macros folder.</p></td></tr> <tr><td><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/glossary_folder.gif" width="31" height="25" alt="Nisus Glossary Folder"></td> <td><p>Glossary files that you wish to load automatically go in the Glossaries folder.</p></td></tr> </table> Once you have moved or copied the files you wish to reuse, you can delete your old Nisus Writer Folder. <p><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/eq_tool.gif" width="30" height="31" align="LEFT"> <b>Equation Tool Users</b> upgrading from Nisus Writer 4.x will notice that a new, streamlined version of the Equation Tool is installed. <br> If you'd prefer to use your existing Nisus Equation Tool instead of the newer version, drag it from your old Nisus Writer Tools folder into Nisus Writer 6.0 Folder:Nisus Writer Tools:Tools, replacing the newer Equation Tool. If you are new to Nisus Writer and wish to purchase the full version of MathType contact <a href="http://www.mathtype.com/" target="_blank">Design Science</a>.</p> <p><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/table_tool.gif" width="26" height="26" align="LEFT"> <b>Table Tool Users</b> If you have an older version of the Nisus Table Tool on your computer, Nisus Writer may use that one instead of the newer one under some circumstances. Therefore, we strongly recommend deleting all old versions of the Nisus Table Tool. If, when you try to insert a table, you get the message "Unable to activate EGO," this means you need to rebuild your desktop file. To do this, restart your computer and press Command and Option until a dialog asks if you really want to rebuild your desktop. Then click OK.</p> <p><img src="/Support/Mark/FAQ/preferences.gif" width="25" height="32" align="LEFT"> <b>Preferences</b> None of your existing 4.x or 5.x preferences will automatically be applied to version 6.0 when it's launched for the first time. <br> Your new Nisus Writer 6.0 cannot read the old Nisus Writer preferences file. You may want to start Nisus Writer 4.x or 5.x choose Keyboard Shortcuts Preferences and create a Shortcut List that you can print for reference purposes.</p>
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