We are pleased to announce that Paratext 9.1 is now available as a full release. Many teams will be required to use project plans soon, so Paratext 9.1 has significantly improved the tools used to manage tasks and assignments for working with a project plan. Paratext 9.1 is the latest release on the Paratext 9.x branch and will replace Paratext 9.0 on your system.
Here are some demo videos to introduce the new features that have been added to Paratext 9.1. We wanted to show you what is available in the latest version of Paratext (now officially released!).
Please note that these videos were made with a test version of Paratext 9.1, which has now been officially updated and released.
See below for written descriptions of these new features.
Here are the main changes:
We believe that Paratext 9.1 will help translation teams work toward their translation goals, focusing on what they need to do today. It will also simplify project administration, making it easier to produce a plan and to adapt when progress plans change.
The user experience of Paratext 9.1 is almost identical to Paratext 9.0, except for the changes noted above. Paratext 9.1 is stable and is ready for everyday use on real projects. The only reason not to update is if you have a 32-bit operating system (how can I tell?), as 9.1 only works on 64-bit Windows.
If you are using Paratext 9, this update will be automatically downloaded by Paratext as a standard update sometime in the next month or so. If you want it sooner, you may manually download the update from the download page. Double click the downloaded file to launch the installer. The installer will then guide you through a short installation procedure.
Paratext 9.1 will replace Paratext 9.0 on your system. If you have Paratext 8 installed on your system, Paratext 9.1 will install alongside your Paratext 8 so that you can use either program – just don’t run both at the same time.
If other members of your team have 32 bit operating systems and cannot upgrade, no problem – Paratext 9.1 is compatible with projects in Paratext 9.0. If other members of your project are still using Paratext 8.0, no problem – translation team members can do Send/Receive on the same project with Paratext 8.0, Paratext 9.0, or Paratext 9.1.
We are grateful to translation teams who work hard to make the Word of God available to people throughout the world. We hope that Paratext 9.1 will bless your work.
Your partners in this ministry,
The Paratext development team