When you work in Paratext 8, it will list the Paratext 7 projects on your computer in the Open Project/Resource… dialog, and also in the Send/Receive Projects… dialog. When an administrator opens them in this way, the two step Migration process is initiated.
- Online project registration via the Paratext Registry
- Migration of the data
It is not necessary to do both steps at once. The migration can be completed at a later time, when the team is ready.
Data migration should only be performed after the entire team does a Send/Receive and the administrator has the latest version of the data. After the migration, changes to the Paratext 7 data can’t be synchronized with 8, and the team must stop editing that project in Paratext 7.
More detailed information is available on the Migration Help page.