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Topic Title: Chemdraw 19.1 Problems
Topic Summary: file format for saving, aligning text boxes is broken
Created On: 4/20/2020 12:55 PM
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Answer This question was answered by dweix, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:27 AM

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I found that this is another symptom of something hinky in the MacOS launch services. Using the terminal command from here to reset this system fixed this problem for me!

http://informatics.perkinelmer.com/Support/KnowledgeBase/details/Default?TechNote=3529

 4/20/2020 12:55 PM
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dweix

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Chemdraw 19.1 has introduced two bugs that I do not recall in 19.0. I did not expect so many problems in a 0.1 update!

First, when I save an edited file created in 19.0 or earlier, it often defaults to file formats that I have never heard of before "Cambridgesoft Chemdraw XML" for .cdxml files and then warns that they cannot be opened. Saving as any .cdxml seems problematic now. Similarly, when I edit .cdx files, I get "Cambridgesoft Chemdraw Exchange" and data loss warnings. This is very annoying and confusing. what happened?

Second, align bottom and align top do not work as expected anymore for text boxes. Superscript and subscript were always handled poorly, but now even boxes containing lowercase letters that extend below the line will align to the outside of the box instead of to the baseline of the bottom text line. Help! How do I align text easily now!

Best,

DJW

 4/22/2020 10:27 AM
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Answer Answer

I found that this is another symptom of something hinky in the MacOS launch services. Using the terminal command from here to reset this system fixed this problem for me!

http://informatics.perkinelmer.com/Support/KnowledgeBase/details/Default?TechNote=3529

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