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help manual DOWNLOAD for mac OS X ?

Sep 28, 2014, 10:48
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help manual DOWNLOAD for mac OS X ?
Just cannot find a Gimp help manual download anywhere!
I did manage to successfully download and install Gimp for Mac OS X;
however, the help manual aspect did not install.
I then searched a few different links/sites for it, including:
GIMP help files are available at http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/help/.
which only led me to this big weird list which i did not understand.
(A lot of this stuff was way over my head, like what "tarballs"are and all that…
If they are only online, I hope not because I usually cannot access internet— I really hope for a manual I can download!)

For the manual download I did a google search too;
I also tried http://download.cnet.com/GIMP,
and I also tried http://gimp.lisanet.de,
and from there I finally found a download manual! —
however, after installling it and getting the installation successful confirmation, it still did not work. Sad Huh
An error notified me that it was not installed, when I tried to open Help in Gimp.
I tried re-installing it three times, with no success!
Do you have any suggestions for me on what I can try to get the Gimp help manual downloaded to my iMac?
I'd be super grateful!
Thanks, Coatli
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Sep 28, 2014, 11:15
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RE: help manual DOWNLOAD for mac OS X ?
Hopefully someone will come up with the installation procedure for OSX.
The Gimp help files are mostly html, so even if you are unable to open from within Gimp you might still be able to use the package.

Here it is in a separate location, but opened manually: http://i.imgur.com/Aue07Rk.jpg

As an alternative, there is an up-to-date PDF (31 August 2014 English or Italian)
http://gimp.linux.it/www/meta/
direct link http://gimp.linux.it/www/meta/gimp-en.pdf about 32 MB
looks like this http://i.imgur.com/xevv7T5.jpg

I like this one because it is indexed, searchable and a single file. (The gimp help package contains over 2000 files)

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Sep 29, 2014, 10:43 (This post was last modified: Sep 29, 2014 10:57 by coatli.)
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RE: help manual DOWNLOAD for mac OS X ?
Here it is in a separate location, but opened manually: http://i.imgur.com/Aue07Rk.jpg

Thanks for this info, rich! Yet,in regards to this quote above, i just tried this link, but it only leads to a page with a plain jpg image on it.

Next i will try your next suggestion:
As an alternative, there is an up-to-date PDF (31 August 2014 English or Italian)
http://gimp.linux.it/www/meta/
direct link http://gimp.linux.it/www/meta/gimp-en.pdf about 32 MB
looks like this http://i.imgur.com/xevv7T5.jpg

WWWWWWWWWWWWWOW thank you soooo much, rich!!!
You made my whole week, seriously!! TongueSmile
I depend my life on manuals, and this is exactly what I was hoping for!!!!
(I am hoping i will be able to zipdrive it from my windows where i am now downloading this PDF, to add to my iMac's files tomorrow so i can access it while using Gimp on my Mac. Smile
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Sep 29, 2014, 11:02 (This post was last modified: Sep 29, 2014 11:05 by rich2005.)
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RE: help manual DOWNLOAD for mac OS X ?
(Sep 29, 2014 10:43)coatli Wrote:  Here it is in a separate location, but opened manually: http://i.imgur.com/Aue07Rk.jpg

Thanks for this info, rich! Yet,in regards to this quote above, i just tried this link, but it only leads to a page with a plain jpg image on it.

Indeed it is.
It is only a screenshot of what you would look for in your Mac file browser. That is the gimp help which you could invoke and open in your web-browser, if it is there and you can find it.

I did spend some time looking at those OSX packages. The lisanet help package is a bit old, it is the first Gimp 2.8 version. the PDF is more recent.

The lisanet .pkg just unpacked to the base folder .en/ I could not find anything to say where it installs to.

For the Gimp packages, totally unable to unpack the latest .dmg but the earlier Gimp I can.
That contains a folder nohelp/en as:
/Gimp.app/Contents/Resources/share/gimp/2.0/nohelp:
and in there this a file help-missing.html

Maybe if you can find that it will shed some light on your problem. I use linux so what you really need is an OSX user. Not many around here.

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Sep 29, 2014, 11:05
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I'm totally happy with the solution you gave me o the PDF...work awesome for me! Thanks again!
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