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> Is There A Mac Version Of The Import Utility?
Posted: Jul 17 2003, 08:42 AM

The ExamView import utility is available for Windows only. However, if you have both Windows and Macintosh machines available, you should be able to use the import utility in conjunction with ExamView 3.6 to move data between Windows and Macintosh. For example, suppose you have an RTF file and you'd like to create ExamView question bank files for Macintosh. Follow these steps:

1) Move your RTF files to a Windows machine.
2) Use the ExamView import utility to convert the RTF files to question bank (.bnk) files. These files can be opened by the Windows version of ExamView.
3) Open each question bank (.bnk) file using the Windows version of ExamView and then choose "Export..." from the File menu. Select "ExamView XML (.xml)" from the list of file types. Click the Save button.
4) Move the XML files back to the Macintosh and use the "Import" option on the File menu inside the Macintosh version of ExamView

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Posted: Oct 7 2003, 08:21 AM

Does this mean that I have to purchase both the Mac and PC version of the
software? That kind of puts it out of range of my budget.
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Posted: Oct 7 2003, 08:22 AM

No. When you purchase ExamView, both the Windows and the Macintosh versions of the software are included on the CD-ROM.

Note: If purchasing online and you choose only the download option (Electronic delivery only), you will receive only the one version (Windows/Macintosh) you download. If you will need the other platform at a later date, you will need to also select the option to have a CD sent to you.
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Posted: Jan 6 2004, 05:27 PM

When doing the mac step of this procedure, you may need to set the type and creator of the files before being able to import them. From the command line on OS X:
/Developer/Tools/SetFile -t "TEXT" -c "TTXT" /location/of/xml/files*.xml

The SetFile utility is only included in the developer tools, so they must be installed for this to work.

Otherwise you can open and re-save them in TextEdit individually. This will make them show up in EV.

Russell Jungwirth
SureBlue Studios/ Herzing College
Support KL
Posted: Jan 7 2004, 10:21 AM

When moving XML files from Windows to Macintosh, you must be sure that the XML file on the Macintosh is of type "TEXT". If the XML file type is not "TEXT", ExamView will not allow you to select the file when you choose "Import...". If necessary, you can use Microsoft Word on the Macintosh to change the file type. Open the XML file in Microsoft Word, choose "Save As" and set the file type to Text Only. This is only an issue when moving from Windows to Macintosh.
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Posted: Apr 8 2010, 01:21 PM

I have tried all of the options listed to move the publisher question banks from Windows to Mac. I can't get it to work. On the Windows side, the only export options I have are RTF, Blackboard, and WebCT. I even tried to export as RTF, then open it on the Mac and resave it as .xml, but when I try to import it into EV on Mac, I get this error message: geom chap 1 (line 0): is not valid at this location. The root element must be <ExamView>.
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Posted: Apr 9 2010, 10:15 AM

If you have the same version number between both Mac and Windows, 6.1.2 for example, the .tst and .bnk files can be used interchangeably between the two platforms. Other versions are not cross-platform compatible. Thank you.
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