Does MacJournal 6 convert my MacJournal 5 data? Can I read the same data file with MacJournal 5 and 6?
MacJournal 5 and MacJournal 6 use different file formats.
When you first open an existing MacJournal file with MacJournal 6, MacJournal first makes a copy of your MacJournal data file, and then converts a copy of the data file to be read by MacJournal 6. Once you open a file with MacJournal 6, you cannot open that file in MacJournal 5, You can, however, export the file to the MacJournal 5 format.
Let's say you are running MacJournal 5.2.8, and you have one main MacJournal document with the default file name (
MacJournal data.mjdoc) and in the default location (
~/Library/Application Support/MacJournal/). When you launch MacJournal 6 for the first time, MacJournal makes a copy of
MacJournal Data.mjdoc. It re-names the copy to
MacJournal Data (5.2.8).mjdoc and converts
MacJojrnal Data.mjdoc to the version 6 file format.