Manuskript 0.11.0

Manuskript 0.11.0 is out!

This is a bug fix release and is made possible by the folks who contribute bug reports, code improvements, and language translations. Thanks goes to all of you.

What’s new?

This release fixes a bug that can result in data loss when copying and pasting into the Notes / References and Summary sections. Also included are language translation updates.

  • Fix bug that caused data loss when copying and pasting into Notes / References and Summary sections
  • Fix Windows 10 Dark Theme on older Qt versions
  • Remove support for macOS X Sierra (10.12) in Travis CI build

Here’s a look at Manuskript with some text in markdown style:

Manuskript Editor Pane with Markdown Content

Download Manuskript

Download, install and learn how to use Manuskript to write a fiction novel today!

Manuskript is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

Extra import and export formats such as ePub, OpenDocument (LibreOffice), and DocX (MS Word) are available in manuskript if you also install pandoc.

More information can be found on the Manuskript Wiki.

Improvements in this release can be found in the ChangeLog.

39 thoughts on “Manuskript 0.11.0

  • Hello and thanks for this efficient software>. I am using it to organize my writings. I use it to organize my novel using Arabic and even in Swedish languages. I works well.
    I read that an uppdate is released, 0.11.
    I wonder if I should uninstal the old one, 0.10, first and install the new uppdate. Or does installing 0.11 uppdates the old one. does it affect my work?
    Thank you
    Yusuf Tabbakh

    • The .msk project file format for Manuskript is unchanged from 0.10.0 to 0.11.0. Installing the GNU/Linux .deb or .rpm files will automatically update Manuskript. The Windows PyInstaller package .zip files are self contained so these do not replace the existing install.

  • As in previous versions, the program hangs when working with scenes of more than 3,000 words. A pity, because this makes manuskript useless for a novelist.

    • That is a pity… I’m using manuscript nevertheless, hoping that thing to be fixed.
      My son (just becoming an programming engineer) commented on the choice of language (Python), that it is easy to get things done with it but it is the opposite of effective. I hope it is not a dead end.

      BTW, I was thinking of contributing by making documentation. There is very little in help files and I e.g. spent some time before finding how to start a search! Also finding all the time “oh, this feature is handy” after using something by chance! If someone could answer my stupid questions I could try to put something together.

    • Send in a traceback or logs on crashes and hangs ( if possible)

      I’ve used Manuskript 0.10 for the National Novel Writing Month and had scenes with >50,000 words.

      there WERE issues when I tried to copy/paste between Manuskript and other text utilities, but well beyond the 3000 word limit you are seeing.

      I run on Clear Linux.

  • Hello, I would appreciate a little help on this one thing that makes me a bit crazy: when I import my docx document to Manuskript, all the text starting from new line in Docx is getting an empty line above. So my text in Manuscript is divided with empty lines in every place where I used enter before, to simply go to new line.
    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    • Is each line a complete paragraph? If so then this is correct because the Markdown representation of a paragraph is delineated by a blank line between paragraphs.

  • these are dialogue lines. now in Manuskript they are separeted with empty spaces in the whole document. When I simply remove this empty space, so the dialogue looks normal – each character’s line in new line, later in exported file my dialogues are just one paragraph without any ‘enters’ at all

    • If these are dialog lines then these are correctly represented with a separate line between each when imported into Manuskript. It is important to know that Manuskript uses Markdown format in it’s own editor. Then later when a project is compiled/exported it will be rendered differently. My suggestion would be to try compiling the project into a different output format such as Docx, or HTML so that you can see the end result.

  • Hello Developers & Mr.Gedakc, I have the problem that manuskript character notes doesn’t feature stuff such as character relations/connections like World scribe. It also doesn’t have word wrap on detailed character info :/.
    An the lack of a detailed character sheet like character notes for android.

    An a snippets features to put notes into folders in the detailed character info.

  • The software is wonderful! I use it to make my creations.
    I would like to suggest a function that I miss in the software: activate text formatting normally as in the libre office, where we put italics and bold and the words appear in italics or bold in the Manuskript editor. Those who do not want to use the program in this way, just disable the function. I am not a programmer and I do not know how to collaborate in this regard, but formatting a text without seeing its formatting in the editor is a complicated task. Too bad to have to compile an entire text and only then realize the formatting problems.
    Thank you very much for the software.
    My suggestion remains!
    Greetings from Brazil!

    Currently using Ubuntu 19.10.

    Excuse me for english online automatic translator …

  • Hello! I love your software! Great work so far, I can see Manuskript becoming a serious competitor in the future. I was wondering though, is it possible to export a backup of your character and locations data or have i just missed those settings in the software?

  • Hi. I just wanted to say that I am actively using this software to write a novel and I greatly appreciate its availability. I have made a financial contribution and I hope you continue development of this useful tool.

  • I’ve been running v0.9.0 on Ubuntu x86. I noticed that there was an upgrade version so I installed that (v0.11.0) from linux snap. The package installed with no errors, but I can’t seem to run it. When I run ‘manuskript’, it loads up v0.9.0, instead of v0.11.0. Where is the new version installed?

    • Hi Darryl,
      Try uninstalling the 0.9.0 version.
      Software is run based on a list of folders where the different programs are installed.
      Linux runs the first program it finds with the right name.
      Likely the original 0.9.0 is in a folder that is near the top of that long list, before the folder where Snap has installed the newer version.

  • Thank you for all your hard work. This is an excellent and much needed piece of software. I am a former SQA Eng /Linux Systems Eng turned writer. If there is anything I can do to help with testing in a *nix environment please let me know.

  • I’d like to see a sort of “template” feature for the [Characters/Detailed info] section.
    It gets tedious retyping things that are common to all characters, e.g.:
    “name, age, sex, hair, eyes…” etc. If you could copy these as a block, then paste
    them into new characters as you create them it would be much quicker!

  • Hello,

    Thank you for creating such a great tool.

    What do I need to do to use international characters, like óáéàôã?
    – I have changed the language to Portuguese, and currently have no dictionaries installed.

    Thanks in advance!

  • 328/5000
    The program hangs when working with scenes of more than 3,000 words. Too bad, because this makes the manuskript useless for a novelist. I am not a programmer, but the problem exists as of version 0.70. The previous one, which has the debbug works correctly. Maybe this will help you correct your code. Thank you.

  • A feature request concerning search: When I search for a word in a project, I get a list of scenes where it occurs. But inside the scene there is no indication where. If the scenes are not very short (which rarely is handy) it is still hard to find where the searched item occurs. Could it be highlighted?

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