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How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?

Aug 27, 2011, 02:24
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How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?
Hello,
Is there any way to download the complete tutorial in PDF format? ... Or at least, ad the tutorial to my GIMP Help menu. When I click on Help, it directs me to the online help, but - more often than not, I am unable to be online.
Thank you in anticipation.
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Aug 27, 2011, 05:28
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RE: How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?
which tutorial are you looking for?

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Aug 27, 2011, 08:46 (This post was last modified: Aug 27, 2011 08:47 by ofnuts.)
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RE: How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?
(Aug 27, 2011 02:24)Vrsabha Wrote:  Hello,
Is there any way to download the complete tutorial in PDF format? ... Or at least, ad the tutorial to my GIMP Help menu. When I click on Help, it directs me to the online help, but - more often than not, I am unable to be online.
Thank you in anticipation.
You can separately install the help as "local" so that it works even if you are offline. If you installed Gimp with the usual Windows installers, see there:

http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html ("GIMP Help 2" section)

or here:

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ ("GIMP User Manual")

(these are the same files, links on gimp.org point to the sourceforge files...)

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Aug 27, 2011, 11:58
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RE: How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?
As English is not my first language, I expressed myself wrongly. (I am from Croatia). What I really meant was a complete user manual that could be found on http://docs.gimp.org/en/ I would love to have the whole manual in PDF format, so I could use it offline. I do not use Windows. I am devoted to Linux Ubuntu (which didn't install offline help menu).
Thank you for helping me.
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Aug 27, 2011, 13:19
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RE: How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?
I am not a great lover of 'buntu but I do have a LinuxMint10 on a laptop, which uses the 'buntu repositories. There are a gimp-help packages available, so start up either the 'software manager' or (preferably) synaptic package manager and enter gimp as a search. That should show up everything gimp including the help packages.

A screen shot of both for reference. http://i.imgur.com/v84ne.jpg - use one or the other.

Looks like the packages have not been updated from gimp-help 2.4 but you do need to check your ubuntu to determine the version.

If it is gimp help 2.4 then you can also get a pdf from http://docs.gimp.org/ Scroll down towards the bottom. There is not too much difference in the basics between 2.4 and 2.6 so should be useful as a start.

An alternative and it depends on how confident you are with linux, is to try the debian packages from

http://packages.debian.org/sid/all/gimp-help-common
and
http://packages.debian.org/sid/gimp-help-en

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Aug 27, 2011, 13:32 (This post was last modified: Aug 27, 2011 13:34 by ofnuts.)
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RE: How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?
(Aug 27, 2011 11:58)Vrsabha Wrote:  As English is not my first language, I expressed myself wrongly. (I am from Croatia). What I really meant was a complete user manual that could be found on http://docs.gimp.org/en/ I would love to have the whole manual in PDF format, so I could use it offline. I do not use Windows. I am devoted to Linux Ubuntu (which didn't install offline help menu).
Thank you for helping me.
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For Ubuntu you can install the help from the package manager (aptitude or else). The packages are gimp-help-common and gimp-help-en (for English).

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Aug 27, 2011, 14:04
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RE: How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?
Just in case you are stuck with the gimp 2.4 help files (can't really believe that 'buntu has not updated them but seems that case here.)

Tried the debian 2.6 packages in LinuxMint and they work fine so the same should be ok for 'buntu. But, installation needs a little 'tweaking'. Gdebi will not install the 'gimp-help-en' package, so you need to force the install.
Download / Copy the 2 packages to your home folder for convenience.
Open a root terminal and use the command
dpkg -i --force-conflicts *.deb
That gets it installed. Now you need to set up your local help via gimp -> edit -> preferences.
some more screenshots for reference. http://i.imgur.com/sxA99.jpg

best of luck

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Aug 28, 2011, 04:43
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RE: How to download the complete tutorial in PDF format?
Dear rich2005,
Thank you very much. You have helped me to solve the problem.
Greetings from Croatia!

Hare Krishna!
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