EXP 6.0 Service Pack 2
Released October 18, 2021
Click here to download (0.44 MB; requires Windows
EXP 6.0 Service Pack 2 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.
- Service Pack 1 for EXP 6.0 must already be installed on the computer.
EXP 6.0 Service Pack 2 replaces the following file in an EXP 6.0 Service Pack 1 installation:
After you download the file EXP60SP2.zip, perform the following steps to install
Service Pack 2:
- Use either the Windows "Extract All" command (available on the right-click menu) or your favorite Zip utility to
extract the file EXP60SP2.msp.
- Double-click the file EXP60SP2.msp to start the installer for Service Pack 2.
- You do not need your EXP 6.0 USB flash drive to install this service pack. IMPORTANT: If you are
prompted to connect your EXP 6.0 USB flash drive it means Service Pack 1 is not installed. In this case, you should
click Cancel and then install Service Pack 1 before installing Service Pack 2. If you proceed
to install Service Pack 2 without first installing Service Pack 1, some files will not be updated. A technical limitation
prevents the Service Pack 2 installer from working with the original release of EXP 6.0.
- Files saved by EXP 6.0 Service Pack 2 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 Service Pack 1 to Service Pack 2
- EXP 6.0 now supports high DPI monitors. This refers to any monitor for which the Windows display scaling is set
to a value greater than 125%. The EXP 6.0 screen display is no longer blurry if the Windows display scaling is greater
Traditionally, Windows applications have only supported screen resolutions of 96 DPI and 120 DPI. Note that EXP 6.0
does not currently support changing the Windows display scaling while EXP is running. You should exit EXP, change the
Windows display scaling, and then restart EXP.
||Dots Per Inch (DPI)
- Service Pack 2 improves the legibility of the numbers on the ruler.
- Service Pack 2 expands the widths of the Style, Typeface, and Font Size controls on the Format Panel. Longer names
and sizes are now displayed fully.
- Service Pack 2 expands the width of the Typeface list in the Character Formatting dialog box. Longer typeface names
are now displayed fully.
- EXP 6.0 now behaves correctly if the Windows Taskbar is positioned at the top or left of the monitor.
- Service Pack 2 fixes a rarely occurring problem in which the EXP window would be positioned off the screen upon
application startup, thus making it impossible to interact with EXP.
- Service Pack 2 improves EXP's error reporting during application startup. Prior to Service Pack 2, EXP 6.0 would
silently exit upon startup if the user's "Documents" folder was inaccessible. EXP 6.0 now always displays a message
if an error occurs during application startup.
- EXP 6.0 now correctly fits together the pieces of the Hbrace delimiter box. Prior to Service Pack 2, a ClearType
font smoothing issue could introduce tiny gaps between the pieces of the expandable horizontal brace.
- When generating a PDF bookmark title for a heading, EXP 6.0 now supports the special spaces quad and qquad. EXP
converts the quad space to three regular spaces and the qquad space to six regular spaces.