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Installing Help on mac

Oct 13, 2013, 13:56 (This post was last modified: Oct 13, 2013 14:10 by pettins.)
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Installing Help on mac
Been struggling with getting hold of the Help files to install on MAC for a few weeks and tried various different Help downloads and attempted to run through the install steps (using Terminal etc) but no joy and a fair amount of frustration Confused given that I would have thought installing Help files would be relatively straight forward?

Thanks for any help or pointers Blush
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Oct 14, 2013, 05:17 (This post was last modified: Oct 14, 2013 05:18 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Installing Help on mac
A less-stress almost hassle-free tip:

since the gimp manual(help files) are online, you can go to : http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/
and create a shortcut to it on your desktop.

Unless you MUST have it offline for some reason But even with slow internet, the pages don't take too long to load (mostly text-based)

One other tip that might help or clear up somethings at least:
Also looking at this thread/post can help, the developer here working on the OSX version hasn't really made a help browser for mac to work since 2.6

(conversation in the first few posts after & before the one linked below)
http://sourceforge.net/p/gimponosx/discu...149d/#b449

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Oct 14, 2013, 08:07 (This post was last modified: Oct 14, 2013 08:10 by rich2005.)
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RE: Installing Help on mac
(Oct 13, 2013 13:56)pettins Wrote:  Been struggling with getting hold of the Help files to install on MAC for a few weeks and tried various different Help downloads and attempted to run through the install steps (using Terminal etc) but no joy and a fair amount of frustration Confused given that I would have thought installing Help files would be relatively straight forward?

Thanks for any help or pointers Blush

That is what you get for buying expensive hardware, it expects expensive software Wink

The Gimp help file system is largely universal, all html files. Just a matter of getting the correct language and then finding the correct location in the directory structure.

There are few MAC users on this forum, so advice tends to be a guess. It might be better for you to try another forum for this, say gimpchat.com where there are (a few) more MAC users.

Give them a break and give as many details as possible.
Version of MAC OS (there seem to be several), Version of GIMP (there seem to be several installers Partha, lisenet..) Where you got the help files from and format..etc.

If you want something local, that you can browse off line and you can use either English or Italian, then there is an up-to-date PDF here:
http://gimp.linux.it/www/meta/ not as convenient as Gimp help but it is indexed and searchable.

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Oct 14, 2013, 21:06
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RE: Installing Help on mac
Thanks Rich and iForStyle.

I followed the forum link and read all three pages! Interesting stuff been going on. And from both of your replies I followed the link to lisenet's page and download 2.8.6 AND the Help Files. And it all works!

Plus Rich I downloaded the PDF which will also be very useful.

I must admit I was starting to lose hope of ever getting context help working on this...and thanks to your pointers I have now got it.

Happy Man! :-)

Thanks again.
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