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How to Install GIMP User Manual? Mike Wann 08 Jul 17:58
  How to Install GIMP User Manual? Alexandre Prokoudine 08 Jul 19:10
  How to Install GIMP User Manual? scl 08 Jul 20:45
   How to Install GIMP User Manual? Mike Wann 08 Jul 21:53
    How to Install GIMP User Manual? Sam Gleske 09 Jul 01:29
     How to Install GIMP User Manual? scl 09 Jul 03:23
      How to Install GIMP User Manual? Sam Gleske 09 Jul 05:21
       How to Install GIMP User Manual? scl 09 Jul 17:51
        How to Install GIMP User Manual? Sam Gleske 09 Jul 18:46
  How to Install GIMP User Manual? Minz14 24 Feb 11:43
   How to Install GIMP User Manual? Jernej Simončič 24 Feb 13:54
  How to Install GIMP User Manual? robby2u 23 Jul 22:19
   How to Install GIMP User Manual? Alexandre Prokoudine 24 Jul 09:47
Mike Wann
2013-07-08 17:58:11 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

I cannot find instructions on how to INSTALL Gimp User Manual. I keep getting messages that "User Manual Has Not Been Installed" when I tried to set Preferences to access Help via locally installed manual vs. the Online version. i am able to download as PDF but not INSTALL.

ThanksMike

Alexandre Prokoudine
2013-07-08 19:10:42 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM, Mike Wann wrote:

I cannot find instructions on how to INSTALL Gimp User Manual. I keep getting messages that "User Manual Has Not Been Installed" when I tried to set Preferences to access Help via locally installed manual vs. the Online version. i am able to download as PDF but not INSTALL.

Assuming you are on Windows, please download help installer from http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html and proceed as usual.

Alexandre Prokoudine http://libregraphicsworld.org

scl
2013-07-08 20:45:17 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

Hi Mike,

On OS X:
If you got your GIMP from gimp.lisanet.de, then 1. go to the Download section there, 2. scroll down to 'GIMP 2.8 user manual', 3. download the user manual of your language, 4. unzip the downloaded manual and install the unzipped installer package.

If you got it for instance from the GIMP download site: Unfortunately I don't see a ready-to-use help. Perhaps the packager of the OS X GIMP build can include it? Otherwise you will have to use the online help from the internet.

On Linux: Install the GIMP help packages in the package manager of your distribution. On Debian this is gimp-help-common + gimp-help-$your_language, on OpenSuse and Fedora gimp-help.

Kind regards,

Sven

Mike Wann
2013-07-08 21:53:16 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

Let me apologize first for not knowing how to use "gimp-user-list" to post. I am not sure I am doing it correctly (how do I access list?).

That said, your information is spot-on. I may uninstall/delete GIMP I downloaded and re-download from gimp.lisa.net.de because I did not download from that source.

ThanksMike

On Jul 8, 2013, at 4:45 PM, scl wrote:

Hi Mike,

On OS X:
If you got your GIMP from gimp.lisanet.de, then 1. go to the Download section there, 2. scroll down to 'GIMP 2.8 user manual', 3. download the user manual of your language, 4. unzip the downloaded manual and install the unzipped installer package.

If you got it for instance from the GIMP download site: Unfortunately I don't see a ready-to-use help. Perhaps the packager of the OS X GIMP build can include it? Otherwise you will have to use the online help from the internet.

On Linux: Install the GIMP help packages in the package manager of your distribution. On Debian this is gimp-help-common + gimp-help-$your_language, on OpenSuse and Fedora gimp-help.

Kind regards,

Sven

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Sam Gleske
2013-07-09 01:29:35 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

You should get GIMP from gimp.org whenever possible. What operating system are you using Mike? If we know that then people can stop throwing out blanket guesses of support and we can actually get you the right information you need.

SAM

On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 5:53 PM, Mike Wann wrote:

Let me apologize first for not knowing how to use "gimp-user-list" to post. I am not sure I am doing it correctly (how do I access list?).

That said, your information is spot-on. I may uninstall/delete GIMP I downloaded and re-download from gimp.lisa.net.de because I did not download from that source.

ThanksMike

On Jul 8, 2013, at 4:45 PM, scl wrote:

Hi Mike,

On OS X:
If you got your GIMP from gimp.lisanet.de, then 1. go to the Download section there, 2. scroll down to 'GIMP 2.8 user manual', 3. download the user manual of your language, 4. unzip the downloaded manual and install the unzipped installer

package.

If you got it for instance from the GIMP download site: Unfortunately I don't see a ready-to-use help. Perhaps the packager of the OS X GIMP build can include it? Otherwise you will have to use the online help from the internet.

On Linux: Install the GIMP help packages in the package manager of your distribution. On Debian this is gimp-help-common +

gimp-help-$your_language, on OpenSuse and Fedora gimp-help.

Kind regards,

Sven

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scl
2013-07-09 03:23:28 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

On 09.07.13 at 03:29 Sam Gleske wrote:

You should get GIMP from gimp.org whenever possible.

You're right and usually this is the advice I (or we from the GIMP team) give. Unfortunately the OS X build we usually recommend hasn't released version 2.8.6 (yet) and all attempts to get the previous 2.8.4 build working with a manually installed help failed for me. As adviced at the download page one could also try the MacPorts or Fink builds.
MacPorts has released only the English help in version 2.8. and usually takes very long to get a running version, because everything is built from scratch. Thus that would only be a solution if one had lots of time. Fink seems currently to be unreachable.

Kind regards,

Sven

Sam Gleske
2013-07-09 05:21:56 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM, scl wrote:

On 09.07.13 at 03:29 Sam Gleske wrote:

You should get GIMP from gimp.org whenever possible.

You're right and usually this is the advice I (or we from the GIMP team) give. Unfortunately the OS X build we usually recommend hasn't released version 2.8.6 (yet) and all attempts to get the previous 2.8.4 build working with a manually installed help failed for me.

Did you grab the help files from here?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimponosx/files/

That is the sf.net repository of gimp.lisanet.de. Inside that zip file is an installer.pkg which I assume works along side the rest of the install.

SAM

scl
2013-07-09 17:51:35 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

On 08.07.13 at 11:53 PM Mike Wann wrote:

Let me apologize first for not knowing how to use "gimp-user-list" to post. I am not sure I am doing it correctly (how do I access list?).

No need to apologize, you did nothing wrong. You can access this list by subscribing it. To manage your account, see the item 'List membership' in the footer.

On 09.07.13 at 07:21 AM Sam Gleske wrote:

You're right and usually this is the advice I (or we from the GIMP team) give. Unfortunately the OS X build we usually recommend hasn't released version 2.8.6 (yet) and all attempts to get the previous 2.8.4 build working with a manually installed help failed for me.

Did you grab the help files from here? http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimponosx/files/

Yes

That is the sf.net repository of gimp.lisanet.de. Inside that zip file is an installer.pkg which I assume works along side the rest of the install.

It might work with the builds from gimp.lisanet.de. Surely it doesn't work for me for instance with Clayton Walkers build. The mentioned PKG file installs to '/Users/Shared/Library/Application\ Support/Gimp/help'. Even when setting the environment variable GIMP2_HELP_URI=file:///Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/Gimp/help it doesn't work. I set GIMP2_HELP_URI by editing $HOME/MacOSX/environment.plist, logging off and on and starting the GIMP application icon.
GIMP tells me in the Preferences, that the help files are now found, but calling the help with the built-in help browser results in the error message
'The GIMP help browser is not available. The GIMP help browser plug-in appears to be missing from your installation. You may instead use the web browser for reading the help pages.'

Trying to open the help with the web browser does nothing at all.

If I open the aforementioned URI in my browser directly, I see the content of that directory.

Did you really get it running and if yes, how?

Clayton, can you please have a look on this when you're packaging GIMP 2.8.6 for OS X? Thank you.

Kind regards,

Sven

Sam Gleske
2013-07-09 18:46:09 UTC (almost 5 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM, scl wrote:

Did you really get it running and if yes, how?

I'm not on a Mac myself (Linux). I was just trying to do some research leg work on possible help packages that *might* work.

SAM

2014-02-24 11:43:49 UTC (over 4 years ago)
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How to Install GIMP User Manual?

I had the same problem but it turns out the "United Kingdom" English manual doesn't seem to work. I installed the standard English manual and it works.

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ > English

Direct download link from the gimp website: http://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/help/windows/2.8/2.8.1/gimp-help-2-2.8.1-en-setup.exe

Jernej Simončič
2014-02-24 13:54:27 UTC (over 4 years ago)

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on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:43:49 +0100, Minz14 wrote:

I had the same problem but it turns out the "United Kingdom" English manual doesn't seem to work. I installed the standard English manual and it works.

You need to set the UI language to UK English if you want the UK English manual to be recognized.

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2014-07-23 22:19:04 UTC (almost 4 years ago)
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How to Install GIMP User Manual?

After installing the Gimp Help Files open Gimp and go to Edit -> Preferences -> Interface and change Language from System Default to the language which you specifiead and downloaded.

I cannot find instructions on how to INSTALL Gimp User Manual. I keep getting messages that "User Manual Has Not Been Installed" when I tried to set Preferences to access Help via locally installed manual vs. the Online version. i am able to download as PDF but not INSTALL.

ThanksMike

Alexandre Prokoudine
2014-07-24 09:47:31 UTC (almost 4 years ago)

How to Install GIMP User Manual?

Also, help installers for Windows are listed at http://www.gimp.org/downloads/.

Alex

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:19 AM, robby2u wrote:

After installing the Gimp Help Files open Gimp and go to Edit -> Preferences -> Interface and change Language from System Default to the language which you specifiead and downloaded.

I cannot find instructions on how to INSTALL Gimp User Manual. I keep getting messages that "User Manual Has Not Been Installed" when I tried to set Preferences to access Help via locally installed manual vs. the Online version. i am able to download as PDF but not INSTALL.

ThanksMike

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