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Any way to convert backwards from Prime (mcdx) to MC15-era (xmcd) file format?

ptc-1307023
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Any way to convert backwards from Prime (mcdx) to MC15-era (xmcd) file format?

Is there a way? Possibly through an intermediate format via export-then-import process?

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StuartBruff
23-Emerald II
(To:VladimirN)


@VladimirN wrote:

No, there is no such reverse option.

 

P.S. Here's what you can do:
1. Save your worksheet in "PDF/XPS/RTF" format.
2. Manually type the contents of the file.


 

Rather than use pdf/etc output, I either:

 

  • Open Mathcad Prime and M15 in side-by-side windows.  This has the advantage of being able to check partial results (by adding new expressions) when bug hunting.
  • Paste images of the original worksheet directly into the new worksheet.  This makes it easier to check when looking for typos or dealing with wide expressions, and helps retain the provenance.

 

Stuart

 

Of course, if I weren't so lazy, I'd probably be tempted to write a tridirectional mcdx-LaTeχ-xmcd converter. The temptation has bubbled perilously close to the surface on a couple of occasions, but so far I've successfully managed to suppress it.

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BenLoosli
22-Sapphire III
(To:ptc-1307023)

Cut and Paste from the Prime worksheet to the 15 spreadsheet. Only issue is if you have new functions that 15 does not support.

ppal
16-Pearl
(To:BenLoosli)

That does not work,

VladimirN
23-Emerald IV
(To:ptc-1307023)

No, there is no such reverse option.

 

P.S. Here's what you can do:
1. Save your worksheet in "PDF/XPS/RTF" format.
2. Manually type the contents of the file.

StuartBruff
23-Emerald II
(To:VladimirN)


@VladimirN wrote:

No, there is no such reverse option.

 

P.S. Here's what you can do:
1. Save your worksheet in "PDF/XPS/RTF" format.
2. Manually type the contents of the file.


 

Rather than use pdf/etc output, I either:

 

  • Open Mathcad Prime and M15 in side-by-side windows.  This has the advantage of being able to check partial results (by adding new expressions) when bug hunting.
  • Paste images of the original worksheet directly into the new worksheet.  This makes it easier to check when looking for typos or dealing with wide expressions, and helps retain the provenance.

 

Stuart

 

Of course, if I weren't so lazy, I'd probably be tempted to write a tridirectional mcdx-LaTeχ-xmcd converter. The temptation has bubbled perilously close to the surface on a couple of occasions, but so far I've successfully managed to suppress it.

VladimirN
23-Emerald IV
(To:StuartBruff)

Yes, you can do that too.

Yes, pretty much what I did. I too thought briefly about a programming-based approach, diving into xml, but I believe it would require schema definitions that I don't have. No vendor wants to make it easy for an organization to operate with people using old versions of their software. Not a surprising conclusion

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