Green Globs & Graphing Equations

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Green Globs & Graphing Equations Package

Which Macs will the 2013 Mac version of Green Globs & Graphing Equations run on? 

The 2013 Mac version runs on Intel Macs using OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, or Mavericks.
It has not been tested on Snow Leopard. (If you try it on Snow Leopard, please let us know.)
Please report any problems to "".

How is the 2013 Mac version of Green Globs & Graphing Equations different from the previous version?

The 2013 Mac version runs on Intel Macs. Aside from that, the only change is that List Files were not implemented in the 2013 version. For existing license holders, the 2013 applications are "drop-in replacements" for the 2008 versions. Your existing Globs/Tracker Records file, and any additional Records files you created, will continue to work the same way they did with the 2008 version. No format conversion is necessary.

How is the 2013 PC version of Green Globs & Graphing Equations different from the 2008 version?

The 2013 PC version adds displays for netbooks with screen resolution 1024 by 600. The graphing grid on the netbook screens is the same size as on the 1024 by 768 screens, so a graph looks the same on a 1024 by 600 netbook as it does on a 1024 by 768 screen.

Does the price include both Mac OS X and PC versions?

Yes.  The price on the ordering information is for a package containing both versions.  You should provide both versions for students, teachers, and other users receiving copies for personal use, in case their own personal computers are different from the kind of computers
at your site.

Why is the license written to cover the Package and not the individual files?

That allows the license to include any files we add to the Package later.  We will be able to simply send you the additional files, without requiring a new license agreement from you.

How is the 2008 PC version of Green Globs & Graphing Equations different from the 1996 version?

The 2008 version is written in Visual Basic 6, which is 32-bit, so you can use long file names.  (Sound is restored, also.)  The menu options and buttons from the previous version are still there.  If you have experience using the previous version, you can use this version the same way.  Screen displays that include a graphing grid now have a larger window size that uses most of a screen with 1024 by 768 resolution.  Technically, the program assumes a DPI setting of "normal", which is the default.  (DPI is an advanced setting under the display option in the Control Panel.  If you're not familiar with it, your setting is probably "normal".)

There are some small changes (e.g., in Equation Grapher, you can now have up to ten graphs instead of five).   The teacher’s manual has been revised.  There is improved formatting on some of the student worksheets, but the content is the same as in the previous version.

For the 2008 and 2013 PC versions:  will the Records files (and List files containing lists of them) from the previous versions work with this version?

The Teacher Options menu includes items to convert old format PC Records files and List files to the new format.  No student work in Records files will be lost. 

What if something happens to the software you send us by email?

If something goes wrong with the email or the installation (or even anytime later), contact us, and we will re-send your files.

What if there is an error in the software?

There are no known program errors in the 2013 PC and Mac versions. If you encounter a program error in either a PC or a Mac version, please report it, and include in your report as much diagnostic information as you can. With your help, we will do our best to identify and correct errors. 

We can send you an upgrade to the Green Globs & Graphing Equations application file without affecting any of your license information or student work saved in Records files. You would only need to replace your application file with the updated version.

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