The fact that Datapak software has long gone out of business isn’t really the problem here. To protect against that possibility, ProVUE spent a lot of money on a source code license to the word processor code. So ProVUE isn’t depending on Datapak staying in business to continue supporting this code.
What wasn’t anticipated in 1994 when this code was licensed was that Apple would completely deprecate the APIs used by that code, as well as all code that existed for the Mac at that time. Even though ProVUE has the source code for the word processor, that source code is now useless, just as all of the source code for Panorama 6 is useless. Apple did provide a “bridge” that could allow that source code to continue working on OS X, that bridge was called “Carbon.” This bridge extended the life of code written for the original MacOS system by about 15 years. But ultimately with the release of Catalina this bridge was completely removed. There is no ongoing path for old MacOS source code – it just doesn’t work.
The Datapak word processing code uses a proprietary format to store styled text. Though I have the source code, the format of this styled text is not really documented in the source code, and Datapak did not provide any method to export styled text into some other format. In the time frame of 1994 I’m not really sure what other format would have been appropriate anyway. So, there is no way to export styled text from old Panorama documents. You can export the raw text without styling. This has do be done in Panorama 6, by using the documenttext( function. So if you want to bring over old word processing documents you’ll have to convert them to straight text before converting to Panorama X. Then in Panorama X you could add styling back again using Rich Text tags. There is no WYSIWYG styled text editor in Panorama X. It’s possible that this might be added eventually, Apple API’s support this. However, even if this happens it would not be compatible with the old DataPack format word processing objects. (The good news is since styled text is now supported by macOS, this format would be compatible with other word processing programs, for example copy/pasting style text from other programs.)
If you are using Panorama’s old "reminder* data then yes, this is not supported and will not be supported.
You would simply need to rename the old file with a different name to be able to open it.
You’ll simply need to make an extra field, use formulafill to fill this with data from the fields you are sorting, then use groupup on this combined field.
Crosstabs can no longer include multiple levels, but you can put multiple crosstabs on a form, linking them to acheive multiple levels as Tom mentioned.
Instead of using FloatingEdit you can simply create a dialog.
If a 500 year old house burns down and has to be reconstructed with modern materials and techniques, it’s not going to be exactly the same as before. Panorama 6 was based on technology that is long obsolete, basically the equivalent of 500 years old in this business. Panorama X is not an exact clone of Panorama 6, but it is about as close as it can be while using modern technology.