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A New Manual In AsciiDoc

Part 2

Cover page of the Merlin Project manual

This is the second part of my project report for the new Merlin Project manual. I will try to give a more or less brief update on the project every Friday.

The Project

Before we jump into AsciiDoc, here's a quick look at my project.

  • The Git repository has been set up
  • The lines are defined and some of them are listed here as well.
  • The prerequisites are known as far as they go.
  • A first outline has been created and will now be refined gradually.
  • As pictures I will first use only quick screenshots, and then recreate them as needed.
  • A weekday for writing is set.

The last point in particular was a real challenge for me, because somehow I have to find the time to write. If I just take every available minute, I'll probably never finish. I need a set block of time, and that's exactly what I've created. As of now, Wednesday is my manual writing day. Let's see how long that works ...

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Posted by Frank Blome on October 15th, 2021 under Internal
Tags: asciidoc asciidoctor manual-project wol

A New Manual In AsciiDoc

Part 1

Cover page of the Merlin Project manual

We are constantly optimizing Merlin Project for easier use. We already started some time ago with the start dialog and cleaning up the inspector.

With version 8, the dynamic help has now been introduced: Just click on the ? symbol and you will get an explanatory help text for every object you point to with the mouse (or with your finger on the iPad). You can even create your own help texts for your own fields.

Unfortunately our manual is a bit behind. But don't worry, there is rich and up-to-date documentation, like:

A complete manual does not exist at the moment. And that's exactly what I want to change now.

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Posted by Frank Blome on October 8th, 2021 under Internal
Tags: asciidoc asciidoctor manual-project wol

Merlin Project 8.0.1 Is Released

News about Merlin Project

We have just released the version 8.0.1. This free update is important for Merlin Project.

  • Update your Mac versions in Merlin Project for free with "Check for updates…".
  • The version for the iPad and iPhone will be released after review in the App Store automatically.

We have also updated Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.

You can find the minimum system requirements here.

Posted by Frank Blome on September 15th, 2021 under Products
Tags: merlin-project merlin-project-express release

Dynamic Help In Merlin Project 8

Balloon-Help of the classic Macintosh System 7

We asked ourselves what we could do to make Merlin Project even easier to use. So we considered and discarded again many new and old concepts of user guidance. At some point, the Balloon Help of the classic Macintosh System 7 caught our attention and we realised that Apple still uses this technique in current applications like Logic and GarageBand.

We took this idea as basis and brought it to a modern state. Thus, the new Merlin Project version 8 is all about ease of use.

At the first greeting, you immediately see what it's all about.

Dynamic Help In Merlin Project
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Posted by Frank Blome on September 9th, 2021 under Products
Tags: dynamische-hilfe balloon-help bubble-help Version

Merlin Project 7.2.6 Is Released

News about Merlin Project

We have just released the version 7.2.6. This free update is important for Merlin Project.

  • Update your Mac versions in Merlin Project for free with "Check for updates…".
  • The version for the iPad and iPhone will be released after review in the App Store automatically.

We have also updated Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.

Posted by Frank Blome on July 19th, 2021 under Products
Tags: merlin-project merlin-project-express release

The Merlin Project Magic on the Mac and iPad

Gantt chart, Kanban and mind map on Mac and iPad. Test now 30 days for free.