EXP 6.0 Service Pack 1
Released December 9, 2020
Click here to download (2.7 MB; requires Windows
EXP 6.0 Service Pack 1 is an update to EXP 6.0 that is available free of charge to owners of EXP 6.0. The requirements
for installing this update are as follows:
- EXP 6.0 must already be installed on the computer.
EXP 6.0 Service Pack 1 replaces the following files in an EXP 6.0 installation:
- <InstallFolder>\Fonts\* (all files)
- You do not need your EXP 6.0 USB flash drive to install this service pack.
- Files saved by EXP 6.0 Service Pack 1 are compatible with earlier releases of EXP 6.0.
- Service packs for EXP 6.0 are not supported on Windows Vista or
Windows XP because those old operating systems do not support SHA-256 digital
signatures. Microsoft recommends that software developers switch from the older less secure SHA-1 signatures to the
newer more secure SHA-256 signatures.
Changes from EXP 6.0 to EXP 6.0 Service Pack 1
- At some point in the life of Windows 10, Microsoft made changes to the way that Windows displays TrueType fonts
on the screen using font smoothing. Some EXP symbols do not look good with the new Windows 10 font rendering. One of
the most notable problems is that the mathematical minus sign sometimes looks like a faint gray line. Whether or not
this problem occurs depends on the screen resolution, the font scaling setting in Windows 10, and the document zoom
level in EXP. Service Pack 1 corrects these symbol display problems.
- In all prior releases of EXP for Windows (3.0 through 6.0), there has been a small problem in that certain scalable
symbols that are composed of multiple pieces do not quite fit together perfectly at all resolutions. For example, sometimes
there would be a single pixel gap in between the pieces of the large parentheses. Most of these problems are corrected
in Service Pack 1. There is still one remaining problem caused by ClearType font smoothing in Windows when applied to
scalable horizontal symbols such as the Hbrace box. This remaining problem will be corrected in Service Pack 2.
Windows 10 Compatibility
- If the file EXP60.msi on your EXP 6.0 USB flash drive is dated between 2008 and 2011, Service Pack 1 should fix
a problem that sometimes occurs in which EXP 6.0 thinks it is not installed properly after Windows 10 installs updates.
If the file EXP60.msi on your EXP 6.0 USB flash drive is dated 2016 or later, you already have this fix.