Papyrus Author
Papyrus Author
10.05

1.0

Papyrus Author free download for Mac

Papyrus Author10.05

04 August 2020

Word processor with integrated speadsheet and more.

Overview

Papyrus Author provides a powerful word-processor for desktop publishing, with PDF export, integrated spreadsheets, and a relational database using an intuitive user interface for instant searches. You can even use Papyrus from a USB memory stick. This means that you can take your Papyrus (and your data) with you - remove the memory stick, and leave the system 'untouched'.

Note: The downloadable Demo is German version.

What's new in Papyrus Author

Version 10.05:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later

  • Complete list of changes can be found here

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14 Reviews of Papyrus Author

1
Panthera
29 March 2016
Version: 8.03

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An english version of this application has been in progress for more than 4 years at least (probably more). Posting a german version without indicating that it is the german version is bad form...
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janemripley
28 August 2020
Version: 10.05
Way too complicated with limited help. I tried it for three days to create a character database and input forms plus a link to document - too long and too complicated. Wasted three days of my time and cancelled subscription for the Pro version. I'm going back to Scrivenor.
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Panthera
29 March 2016
Version: 8.03
An english version of this application has been in progress for more than 4 years at least (probably more). Posting a german version without indicating that it is the german version is bad form...
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5
Lutz-077
13 October 2014
Version: 7.07
Best Word processing Programm i've used.
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Prince-Isaac
21 June 2013
Version: 12.61
I am of the mind that the English language version of Papyrus is languishing somewhere in the Spree (river that runs through Berlin). Here's what the dev's website states: The English version of award-winning word processor Papyrus Author can be expected Q1/2013 - Q2/2013. And today is just 9 days away from the end of Q2/2013. (hint-hint, nudge-nudge) When I contacted the dev nearly a year ago, he indicated that the timeline then was for the end of 2012 pending a finished translation. Other apps have caught up and passed Papyrus. As Milton once observed, "They also serve who only stand and wait."
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Miner
17 August 2010
Version: 12.56
I was intrigued by Papyrus and very happy with its options to use PDF as editable documents. But no development seems to be going on here.... Abandonware?
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5
Billd
19 September 2006
Version: 12.20
Papyrus gets 5 stars from me because it does two things no other word processor does for me, and both things meet my needs. [1] It's the first powerful word processor that produces editable output fully compatible with my DEVONthink Pro databases. Not only is the text of those Papyrus documents fully searchable and analyzable, the layout including footnotes, endnotes, images, spreadsheet tables, etc. is viewed in my databases exactly as in Papyrus. And that includes working hyperlinks for URLs, mail addresses and internal 'bookmark' hyperlinks. From my DEVONthink Pro database I can select such a document, click a button to open it under Papyrus, then edit and save it. The changes are then visible in my database next time I look at the document. And I'm looking at the actual document including images, footnotes, full layout, everything. I can't do that with Word, Mellel, Pages or any other word processor above the level of TextEdit. That's because Papyrus 12 for Mac OS X can produce editable PDFs. Fully, absolutely, completely editable PDFs saved with the "pap.pdf" suffix. That's a WOW! feature, and the reason I bought Papyrus 12. [2] I'm doing a project that results in lots of PDFs. Those files are reviewed by several people who often request changes. In the past, I've had to do the dreaded two-step. I've had to find and open the original document created under another application, edit and save it, then create a PDF version of the changed file. No more. Now I just open the PDF generated by Papyrus, make changes and save the file. That's it. No second step required, no duplication of material on the drive. Perhaps you won't understand why I appreciate that one-step edit/save process until you are faced with managing dozens of PDFs that have a number of requests for changes. Summary: For my needs Papyrus 12 is wonderful. For those who need to include powerful spreadsheet table elements within a document (which can read data from other files as well), it's very good. For those who need very large documents, with the capability of generating a linked table of contents, it works well. For those who might need complete compatibility with MS Word documents, it's not that great, but can capture the text of Word documents. For those who need fully editable PDFs produced by a capable word processor, there's nothing like Papyrus. The developers note that Papyrus may be able to open "normal" PDFs in the future. As I work with a lot of OCR'd PDFs, I hope that would let me correct OCR errors.
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3.25
Anonymous
24 November 2005
Version: 11.27
Since I'm using LaTeX (TeXShop, etc.) for my own true writing needs, I am looking at wordprocessors most of all as "readers" for MS .doc-files. I.e., I have a copy of MS Office around just to be able to read other people's (the ones, alas!, w/out LaTeX . . .) .doc-files, especially the ones with foot- or endnotes. And I have to say: I'm impressed by the good job Papyrus does in displaying .doc-files with footnotes! It es really rare that any program other than MS Word can really manage to display them (kind of) correctly: in my test, Papyrus does. Thumbs up! However, while Papyrus sports a impressive small file-size, I was exspecting no-bloat-ware-speed, i.e. Papyrus being fast. That's not really the case: startup-time is fine, but: scrolling is slow (much slower than in Word, than in Mellel) and not very pleasant to look at: large chunks of white space get slowly refilled with the scrolles text. Not good. Similar thing when selecting text: there seem to be some issues with the display-engine Papyrus uses. The look of the toolbars, rulers, etc. is a bit too cross-platform-like, i.e. too Windows-ish or Linux-ish, not Mac-like refined enough. For comparison: check Mellel as a truly OS X-like contemporary piece of software. (But Mellel falls short when coming to displaying .doc-files with footnotes!) Still, if I could only be sure that Papyrus manages all the .doc-files as good as the ones I have it tested with, then I would consider this program as a leaner substitute (than MS Office) for my .doc-reader-needs.
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Anonymous
17 November 2005
Version: 11.27
Papyrus is an amazingly fast word processor, with good tools for working with text frames and graphics but it has its weaknesses. I.e. it doesn't implement Services and has a weak MS Word importing engine. Its also a bit too expensive when comparing to its many competitors, Mellel, Nisus Writer Express, Abiword, Pages, Mariner Write, etc..
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Anonymous
17 November 2005
Version: 11.27
I'd say it looks interesting, but there are no screenshots. I'd like to try it out, but I won't install Stuffit Expander in order to do so.
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Anonymous
17 November 2005
Version: 11.27
Would be nice if it could actually read .doc files, but it really cannot, so it's completely useless to me.
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4.75
Cookie08
29 September 2005
Version: 11.23
Been using this way back since ver 2 on the ATARI still better then Word in many ways the layout of a proper DTP program with the ease and speed of text handing with proper micro spacing text in any direction etc makes work look sick in comparison when mixing text with images and tables and data. every part is customisable. This program had features that took word 10years to implement.
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5
Anonymous
05 August 2005
Version: 11.20
I'm an owner of licence since the days of ATARI. The Spirit of ATARI TOS Software is still in there: Fast, easy to use, functionally, good price - a fine piece of brainware Made in Germany!
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Anonymous
05 August 2005
Version: 11.20
Pizz-poor documentation on their web page. How about some screen shots, herr developers? The info here and the company web page give me, the unfamiliar and uninitiated about this product, absolutely no incentive to even try it out.
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5
Anonymous
04 August 2005
Version: 11.20
Amazing fast, powerful and full feature. Much more than an office suite, it's more a total office enviroment where one can I can work with with text and numbers and have it tied into the built in spreadsheet and database. I played with this for a while and I was amazed. Worth a look at!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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