I’m a newbie here but started out with OverVue. I migrated to different versions of Panorama over a number of machines. I’m retired and have a small part time business which I will probably let go in maybe 5 years. In the meantime, my main computer’s OS is seriously out of date and I want to upgrade to the latest OS to regain some lost functionality (browsers not working, can’t back up latest iPads and iPhones, etc). My concern is my Panorama database and all the automations or macros or whatever that I wrote years ago for figuring out stock status, printing orders, calculating sales, etc. Right now, I’m familiar with using Panorama in the spreadsheet mode with all the menus across the top. I don’t use the new format/wizards at all, don’t know how and at this late stage don’t want to learn for just running things for just a few more years.
So, I have two choices.
Update my current machine to latest OS and update Panorama (cost?).
Intel Core 2 Duo
OS 10.6.8, Darwin 10.8.0
Panorama v. 6.00 Build 94356
I can reload one of my older versions of Panorama onto an older machine and use it only to do my business work. This configuration would be on one of the little pod looking iMacs:
800 MHz single CPU
OS 10.4.11, Darwin 8.11.0
I could reload Panorama v. 5.0.0
– if I do #1, will I still be able to use the newest version of Panorama in spreadsheet mode and make use of all the old macros, forms, etc. I’ve been using all these years?
– if I do #2, will I be able to read and use all the files with v. 5.0.0 that have now been read and presumably modified in some way by using them with v. 6.0.0?
Thanks in advance for any help and apologies for such a messy first question.