Publishing Assistant 5.1 and 6.0 contain identical features. Publishing Assistant 6 is required for working with Paratext 8 or newer projects. Publishing Assistant 5.1 works with Paratext 7 projects. Both versions can safely coexist on your computer.
Here is a comprehensive list of what you can expect if upgrading from version 5.0:
- Major refactor of the code used to convert the Paratext project files into InDesign format. This code in previous versions of PA was written in Python 2.4 and it has all been converted to C# .Net version 4.
- Numerous unit tests added to improve the integrity of PA before it is released to the field.
- Numerous bug fixes, enhanced exception/bug reporting.