Manuscript attempts to augment the traditional author's tools with the advantages of word-processing. You write in plain text, just as you would on a piece of paper. You write a note in the margin if that's the best place. You write miscellaneous notes as separate items but in the notes drawer you can organise them by category and sub-category and they are always there when you need them. When you are ready to format the work and print a hard-copy you do so on a copy in a separate window; you don't alter your original.
What's New in 1.6.1 ?
Project Name added to preferences. Will appear in footer in format view.
Help menu fixed
Format view now allows undo
Chapter and page break buttons fixed in format view
various improvements to layouts in format view
What's New in 1.6 ?
Version 1.6 is a universal binary that runs on Leopard. No new functionality has been added. Tested using Leopard and Tiger on a ppc but not tested on intel.
TrackDesigner is available at Versiontracker. MacUpdate are not authorised to include it.
Known bug: main writing window loads text at 12 point regardless of saved setting
What's New in 1.5.5 ?
Fixed a bug which caused the last line of text on a format view page to be incorrectly printed. This was not properly fixed by 1.5.4, sorry.
large font, plain text main writing window
choice of manuscript or chapters view
search and replace
auto word count and published page equivalent
auto-scrolling margin for text specific notes
categorizable notes draw
continuous auto-saving of all three text areas
separate formatting window to prepare text for printing with auto page breaks for chapters
Un-registered copies of Manuscript are fully functional but are limited to 5000 words; to remove this restriction you may register for $25 . You may use PayPal:
or Moneybookers. (You will need to be able to transfer funds from your own bank to a moneybookers.com account in your local currency.
You will receive your key by email as soon as the transfer completes; this is usually two working days.