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    Default BibleWorks 8 under Parallels 4.0

    Has anyone tried BW8 with Parallels 4 on a Mac? I want to upgrade, but just want to make sure that there are not problems with doing that.

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    I haven't upgraded to parallels 4 yet, but I run BW8, Win XP SP3, on the latest version of Parallels 3 with no problems on my 2Gig RAM 1.83 C2D Macbook.

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    Apr 2004

    Default BibleWorks 8 under Parallels 4.0

    I have BW7, not 8, but I had one issue with it on Parallels 4.0. I couldn't get the Shift key to "freeze" the Word Analysis window. I tried several things (including two Parallels 4 updates) and never could get it to work. I converted to VMWare Fusion and haven't had any problems. Other than that, I didn't have any issue with it, so depending on whether that's a big deal to you (and it's possible they've fixed it since then, this was two months ago), you should be fine.

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    Yeah, I actually upgraded to Parallels 4.0 this week, and the shift key problem still exists. I have just worked around it by pressing the alt-key, which highlights the menu and freezes the screen when I move the mouse. I can then either click the mouse or hit the esc key to de-select the menu item. Not as easy as just pressing shift, but not too bad.

    But it sounds as if BW8 is doing ok under Parallels.


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    Default Define "no problems"

    Can you define what "no problems" means when using BW on a Mac? Do you mean you get the ability to easily export text into the Mac side of things? I.e., can you paste into a Word doc in the Mac side while you're using BW in the "PC" side? Does the "shft+ctrl+B" shortcut and copy window still work? Any compromises along these lines that you've had to work around?

    I'm considering a Mac, but not if BW works oddly. It's too important to me.


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