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FAQs - DavkaWriter for Mac

Since I upgraded my Mac operating system, DavkaWriter 7 doesn’t work. What do I do?

Versions of the DavkaWriter Mac package older than 1.0.20 will not run on Macs running the El Capitan, Sierra, or High Sierra operating systems.

Please click here to get the newest version of the DavkaWriter 7 Mac package.


How do I install DavkaWriter add-ons in DavkaWriter for Mac?

The following DavkaWriter accessories can be used with DavkaWriter 7 for Mac:

  • DavkaWriter Dimensions II
  • Hebrew Font Gallery Deluxe
  • Master Teacher Professional for DavkaWriter
  • Signature Hebrew Font Collection

To install, go to the DavkaWriter Mac menu at the top of your DavkaWriter screen and choose Install DavkaWriter Extension. Navigate to your installation disk (if you have purchased a disk version) or the downloaded, extracted folder (if you have purchased a download version) and locate the “Setup.exe” file. Double-click that and it will launch the installation for your add-on product.

You will need to exit and restart DavkaWriter for the add-on product to be available.


I’m trying to run DavkaWriter 7 on my Mac but it crashes when I start it. What do I do?

If DavkaWriter on your Mac crashes with the following error:
“The program davwrite.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”

the most likely cause is that DavkaWriter needs a printer to be installed on your system. If you don’t have a printer installed on your Mac, DavkaWriter won’t run. To solve this, you can install a free virtual printer called CUPS-PDF from here:

Once this has been installed, go into System Preferences -> Print & Scan and add this as your default printer. Run DavkaWriter and it should work fine.


How do I save a DavkaWriter document as a PDF?

In DavkaWriter for Mac, the PDF export is a button at the bottom of your File -> Print box.

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