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Before download: Use your '''old version of Gramps''' to [[How_to_make_a_backup#Gramps_version_3.3_and_later|backup]] your Family Trees [[#1|[1]]]. Read the [[Mac OS X:Application package|before installation]] instructions.
Supports Apple macOS/Mac OS X in all versions 10.5 ([https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Leopard Leopard]) and later. (Help determining your Operating System version can be found in the [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201260 HT201260 Apple Support article.])
<big>* <u>[{{github_url}}/releases/download/v{{version_Mac}}/{{Filename_mac_intel}}.dmg Intel {{version_Mac}}]</u></big> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
After download: Double-click the .dmg file to mount the disk (note: your browser may do this for you automatically). Next drag the Gramps application to your application folder and double-click to launch it [[#4|[4]]].
Normally, when you try to load your old Family Tree you can allow it to be upgraded if necessary, and it will be opened. However if this fails for any reason, '''Create''' a new Family Tree and '''Import''' the back-up into this new Tree.
 
Gramps can also be installed on MacOS using the MacPorts[[#5|[5]]] framework or Homebrew package manager[[#6|[6]]].
{{man tip|Spell Checking:|Gramps uses a different spell checker than the one provided by Mac OS X, with different spelling dictionary requirements. We can't easily provide dictionaries for all of the supported languages in the bundle, but they're easily downloaded from [https://extensions.openoffice.org/ OpenOffice.org's website]. Download the language you want and save it, then navigate to the download in Finder. Most browsers have a downloads window that offers "Show in Finder" in its context menu. Change the file extension from <tt>oxt</tt> to <tt>zip</tt>, then from the context menu select '''Open with... Archive Utility''' to decompress it. In the decompressed folder or perhaps in a subfolder you'll find the dictionary files in pairs, <tt>foo.aff</tt> and <tt>foo.dic</tt>. Some languages have more than one pair with a README file to explain why. Select a pair and copy it to /Library/Dictionaries (you'll have to authenticate with an administrator id and password), and if 'foo' isn't already a language or locale code, make it one. For example, the French package includes several pairs with names like <tt>fr-moderne.aff</tt> and <tt>fr-moderne.dic</tt>. The spell checker doesn't recognize those names, so when you copy them to /Library/Dictionaries you must rename them to <tt>fr.aff</tt> and <tt>fr.dic</tt> or <tt>fr_FR.aff</tt> and <tt>fr_FR.dic</tt>. You can have more than one dictionary pair installed if you use several languages, but one '''must''' match the language you use for Gramps or spell checking won't be enabled at all.}}
 
An alternative way to download and install Gramps on MacOS can be done using the MacPorts[[#5|[5]]] framework.
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The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading open-source software on the Mac operating system. https://www.macports.org/ In order to do that run the following command: <code>port install gramps</code> see: [[Mac OS X:Build from source:MacPorts]]
 
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Homebrew is an open-source package manager for macOS (and Linux). See https://github.com/homebrew/.
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