Check for Update

Updates contain new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the program. It is recommended that you keep automatic updates turned on, so that you are always using the most recent version of the program.

Manual Update

Use the File | Online | Check for Update command to check for the most recent version of Grapher. Before using this command, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet. Follow the directions in the dialog to complete the update if an update is available. If you have difficulties with the File | Online | Check for Update command, please contact technical support.

When there is an available update to a new minor version (e.g., Grapher 18.0 to Grapher 18.1), follow the directions to download and install the free update. An update contains minor changes to the program. Updates are available at no cost and there are not typically new features added in updates. A list of changes is located at

If there is an available update to a new major version (e.g., Grapher 17 to Grapher 18) and your license has active maintenance, you can follow the directions to download and install the latest version. Major version updates include new features and improvements as well as bug fixes. If your maintenance is expired, you can renew your maintenance from your Golden Software My Account portal.

Automatic Update

The automatic update preference can be adjusted at any time using the File | Options command. The program periodically checks for an available update when automatic update is enabled. You will receive a message with the option to update Grapher when an update is available.

Check for Internet Update

  • Use the File | Online | Check for Update command, the Internet Update dialog appears.

  • Click the Next button to proceed. Grapher will attempt to connect to the Golden Software server and check if an update exists for your version of the product.

  • If no update exists and/or you are already running the latest version, a dialog will appear letting you know there are no updates for your current version of Grapher. Click the OK button and then the Internet Update dialog will close.

  • If an update is available, the dialog will inform you about the specifics of the update. Click the Next button to download the update file. A progress gauge is displayed. If you choose not to download the update at this time, click the Cancel button. It is highly advised that updates be installed when they are found as updates contain corrections to problems that have been found in the program.

  • When the download is complete, the Install Updates dialog will appear.

  • Save any changes to your work and exit the Grapher program by choosing the File | Exit command. Click the Install button to proceed with the update.

  • After the update is installed successfully, you can open Grapher and continue working.

See Also

File Menu Commands