For an overview of the new features in Publishing Assistant 6.1, see What’s New in Publishing Assistant 6.1. If you are not a registered Paratext or Publishing Assistant user, see the Registration information page.
Publishing Assistant 6.1 will work directly with jobs created in Publishing 6.0.
Publishing Assistant 6.1 or 6.0 cannot work directly with jobs created by PA 5.0 or 5.1 or earlier versions, since these jobs belong to an earlier Paratext 7 project environment. To continue work on an earlier job created with 5.0 or 5.1 the associated Paratext projects need to have been migrated to Paratext 8 or newer, and then the relevant PA job can be migrated also.
It is usually best not to upgrade Publishing Assistant to a new version while you are currently at work on a typesetting project. It is better wait until any current projects are completed.
To use Publishing Assistant 6.x, Paratext 8 or newer must already be installed on your system and your Paratext user account must have authorization for use of Publishing Assistant.
Paratext and Publishing Assistant require Windows 7 or later with 8 GB of RAM. Publishing Assistant 6.x requires a 64-bit OS. 32-bit versions of Windows are not supported.
Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.2 or higher is highly recommended. Having an earlier version might significantly reduce PA’s performance.
Publishing Assistant 6.0 works with Adobe InDesign versions from CS 2 to ID 2020, although features for Custom Layout (e.g. typesetting study Bibles) requires InDesign CS 5.5 or newer. InDesign also requires significant computer resources, and for this reason 8GB of RAM in your computer is the recommended minimum.
Publishing Assistant 6.0
Publishing Assistant 6.0 and 5.1 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. See What’s New in Publishing Assistant 6.0 and 5.1.
Publishing Assistant 5.1
Publishing Assistant Beta
Publishing Assistant 7.0 is under development but currently there are no alpha or beta versions available.