Hello, fellow Papyrus Author users! We’re releasing the 11.09e quality-of-life update, packed with love, improvements and fixes to make your writing experience even more enjoyable:
Writing Session Fix: Ever had that moment when you had to reopen your writing session manually after an update? That’s history now! We’ve identified and fixed the issue. From the next update onwards, your session will remain where it should. Workaround until then: open your last session before installing the update. Don’t linger on the start screen.
Distraction Free Mode: We’ve fixed a potential issue when exiting Distraction Free Mode. Write without distractions and return to the real world seamlessly.
Fixes for text cursor shenanigans and truncated words and lines under some circumstances
Printing (Mac): Improved image behavior with SVG and bitmap graphics in print output
PDF/Print Settings (Mac): Adjusted print options to prevent errors in native PDF output
PDF Export for POD services: Improved font subtype naming to comply with the needs of some print-on-demand services
Retina/High-DPI: Enhanced on-screen display for SVG and bitmap graphics
Farewell to macOS Catalina: This update marks a tribute to our macOS Catalina users, as 11.09e is the last version available for this operating system. From next version on, Papyrus Author will require macOS 11.0 / Big Sur or higher. Now is a great time to upgrade and prepare for the future!
Note: We skipped version 11.08 as it was an internal release. Imagine all the heavy lifting we did in the background.
So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the new Papyrus Author 11.09e update and enjoy a smoother writing experience! Let your creativity soar, and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us. We’re always eager to make Papyrus Author even better for you!
Edit: Bumped to 11.09d with a couple hotfixes for distraction-free writing.
Edit: Bumped to 11.09e with anoter stability hotfix.
Hi Sam - it’s completely different because I use two pinboards so access Organiser through the icon on the bottom left, which brings up a new tab. Before the upgrade I could click on a scene and it would open the right hand half of the tab into the area where you can change threads, characters etc. Now when I click on it nothing happens.
I have just, mistakenly, tried to upgrade to 11.09e in response to an automatic message. Now I realise that my Mac is still on Catalina 10.15.7 and cannot be upgraded. Can I obtain version 11.09d of Papyrus, or does a happy association have to come to a bitter end? Please help me.
Dear Brian, I sincerely hope you can stick around a while longer: Did you try just running the update? We designed the 11.09e update, which is just a hotfix, to be compatible with 11.09d. It should run on Catalina.
The cutoff shall be with the next major version increment.
Thanks for the quick reply. Sadly I try running the updated file, but get a message that ‘Papyrus Author quit unexpectedly’, with options to ‘Ignore’, ‘Reopen’ or ‘Report’. Reopen merely repeats this. Report shows a long file, to be sent to Apple; is this of any use to you? Otherwise I am stumped, having unwisely kept no back-up copy of the program.
When Papyrus Author has been running well before the update, but now is giving out an error message, it suggests to me that Apple’s macOS Gatekeeper has stopped the installation at a point, or your rights to save files into that location have changed over time.
It happens from time to time with macOS computers with system updates, or when settings are changed.
Lastly, could you check the size of the Papyrus Author installation on your computer? That way, if I compare it to the installation’s size on another computer we can see if it’s been able to get all the files in there.
Thanks for your patience–we’ll get this sorted out!
I had checked the file permissions, both in System Preferences and in the files in the folder in which I have installed Papyrus. As far as I know there was no problem.
After booting in ’Safe’ mode the problem still persisted.
I have now removed Papyrus Author from the Applications Folder, again downloaded Papyrus from the link you sent and reinstalled it. Everything appeared to proceed as I would expect. After the final message, asking if I wanted to open the application downloaded from the web, and accepting, the program still fails to open, but returns the same message as quitting unexpectedly.
The Folder is now 1,296,886,396 bytes (1.33 GB on disk) for 2,393 items.
So now I cannot think of what else to try. Perhaps the error report will mean something to you, so it is attached. Please discard it if it is of no use.