Manuskript now on Mac OS X !

Manuskript has now been packaged for OS X:

Manuskript on OS X

Most of the features work as expected.

On the retina display of the computer I used, I had to increase quite a lot the default font-size in settings to have something usable. So you might have to do that as well (Preferences > Views > Text Editor > Size).

Run from package

Download manuscript-0.3.0-osx.zip, unzip it (double-click), and the newly created manuskript folder. It contains a lot of files. Find the one name manuskript and double-click on it.

The package on OS X

You’ll see that, as in the windows version, when you run manuskript, a terminal opens up. This allows errors to be reported more easily, as manuskript is in a beta phase. You can just ignore it, most of the time.

Manuskript terminal on OS X

Run from source

I also made a quick guide for those who’d like to run manuskript from source. This allows to test the latest version, contribute to developing, etc. It take about five minutes to install all the necessary dependencies.

23 thoughts on “Manuskript now on Mac OS X !

  • Hello,
    Manuskript looks really awesome and I would love to give it a try.
    But I downloaded it three times on Mac and proceeded as mentioned above. Then it says, Manuskript default (or something like that) and that I should put it in the trash.
    Any advise? I would be very thankful.
    Kind regards
    Sophia

  • I’d love to try but when I open the folder called Manuscript (chosing from an array of files) it opens another blue folder called Manuscript 2 and so on. I’m in number 4 and no results to open the program. I truly hope this works, Scrivener destroyed all my files, a work of a lifetime and I could not recover them even with the best experts in the sofware market, yet i found out that many writers had the same experience but the the paid advertising in you tube is so strong that I failed to see the warning signs…so you can imagine how I feel about the whole ordeal and how much I need a new software . I use Word but it is cumbersome for a writer, particularly when you need to shift chapters around or if you get an unwanted split page (common with word). Please let me know what to do,
    thanks

    Well, I’ll keep my eye on Manuscript

  • Wow, I can see the amount of problems people are having with this software. I guess I have to pass on that.
    Thanks anyway

  • Hello, when I try to create a new project, after naming it and clicking save, the program crashes. The terminal says this:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “manuskript/ui/welcome.py”, line 159, in createFile
    File “manuskript/ui/welcome.py”, line 344, in loadDefaultDatas
    File “manuskript/ui/welcome.py”, line 344, in
    IndexError: list index out of range
    Fatal Python error: Aborted

    Current thread 0x00007fff76361000 (most recent call first):
    File “manuskript/main.py”, line 72 in launch
    File “manuskript/main.py”, line 63 in run
    File “”, line 13 in
    Abort trap: 6
    logout
    Saving session…
    …copying shared history…
    …saving history…truncating history files…
    …completed.
    Deleting expired sessions…21 completed.

    …Any idea what happened or how to fix it? Would really like to try this program but I can’t get past this.

  • Hey, what about accented letters on editor, i’m not able to type this kind of letters áéíóú as they are a result of combining for example ‘+a, and the editor just ignore the combination, although i’m able to paste accented letters this is not practical…
    I’m using ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Linux, 4.4.0-31-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 13 00:07:12 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux)
    On windows this part is working well, i have to open sample project because it wouldn’t let me create a new one, it automagically closes after trying to create new project (Windows 7 Lite on Virtualbox (pirated edition maybe…) )

  • Hi, thats a really great piece of code built on phyton and better features than most of the commercial ones but…
    Whenever i try to give it a shot it on (os x sierra) throws an error like below:
    fatih:~ macbook$ /Users/macbook/Desktop/_docs/manuskript/manuskript ; exit;
    Warning: failed to load translator for locale en_US…
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “”, line 13, in
    File “manuskript/main.py”, line 63, in run
    File “manuskript/main.py”, line 69, in launch
    File “manuskript/mainWindow.py”, line 51, in __init__
    File “manuskript/ui/mainWindow.py”, line 167, in setupUi
    File “manuskript/ui/views/textEditView.py”, line 79, in __init__
    File “enchant/__init__.py”, line 548, in __init__
    enchant.errors.Error: No tag specified and default language could not be determined.
    manuskript returned -1
    logout
    Saving session…
    …copying shared history…
    …saving history…truncating history files…
    …completed.
    Deleting expired sessions…12 completed.

    [Process completed]

  • I ran the manuskript file from the folder in terminal app. It gave me a start screen, but when I tried to create a project under “novel”, the program crashed with the following message:

    iMac-Research:~ csh1$ /Users/csh1/Desktop/manuskript/manuskript ; exit;
    Warning: failed to load translator for locale en_US…
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “manuskript/ui/welcome.py”, line 159, in createFile
    File “manuskript/ui/welcome.py”, line 344, in loadDefaultDatas
    File “manuskript/ui/welcome.py”, line 344, in
    IndexError: list index out of range
    Fatal Python error: Aborted

    Current thread 0x00007fff7ceb0300 (most recent call first):
    File “manuskript/main.py”, line 72 in launch
    File “manuskript/main.py”, line 63 in run
    File “”, line 13 in
    Abort trap: 6
    logout

    Can you tell me what this means? Should I put the app in the Applications folder?

    Thanks

    Craig S Hartley

  • Hi thanks for the mac version. It looks promising. However, when I follow the instructions above all I get is this terminal message…any idea on what’s wrong?

    Warning: failed to load translator for locale en_US…
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “”, line 13, in
    File “manuskript/main.py”, line 63, in run
    File “manuskript/main.py”, line 69, in launch
    File “manuskript/mainWindow.py”, line 51, in __init__
    File “manuskript/ui/mainWindow.py”, line 167, in setupUi
    File “manuskript/ui/views/textEditView.py”, line 79, in __init__
    File “enchant/__init__.py”, line 548, in __init__
    enchant.errors.Error: No tag specified and default language could not be determined.
    manuskript returned -1
    logout
    Saving session…
    …copying shared history…
    …saving history…truncating history files…
    …completed.

    [Process completed]

    • To access distraction free mode, click on the icon with the diagonal arrows in the lower right corner of the scene editor pane.

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