Masterspec

Masterspec Link on a Mac

Writing a specification with Masterspec is to use the resourcefulness of the internet and the power of Word symbiotically. This manual will guide you through downloading the basis of your specification and then highlight the aspects of Word most useful to you in the customising phase.

If you are completely new to Masterspec proceed through this guide sequentially. If not all the sections are self contained and can be used for the occasional reference.

 

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These instructions relate to using Masterspec Link with the Masterspec Standard, Structural & Civil, Services, Landscapes, Basic and Interiors Libraries. Link operates slightly differently with Masterspec Minor Residential - seperate instructions are at the bottom of the navigation.

Follow the instructions below to install Masterspec Link on a Mac

Before Downloading Masterspec Link for Mac you will need to enable GUI scripting

Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7)

  • Go to: [Your local Hard Drive] --> Applications -->Utilities--> Open AppleScript Editor.app
  • Select Preferences from the AppleScript Editor Menu
  • On the General tab, tick "Show script menu in menu bar"
  • Quit AppleScriptEditor.
  • Click on the Apple and select System Preferences.
  • Open the Universal Access panel and tick "Enable access for assistive devices".

Mountain Lion (10.8)

  • Go to: [Your local Hard Drive] --> Applications -->Utilities--> Open AppleScript Editor
  • Select Preferences from the AppleScript Editor Menu
  • On the General tab, tick "Show script menu in menu bar"
  • Quit AppleScriptEditor.
  • Click on the Apple and select System Preferences
  • Open the Accessibility panel (under System) and tick "Enable access for assistive devices" and close the window.
  • Click on the Apple and select System Preferences again.
  • Open the Security & Privacy panel (under Personal)
  • On the General tab, below "Allow applications downloaded from" select "Anywhere"
  • You may have to Click on the lock at the bottom of the window to unlock before being able to do this.

Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11) and Sierra (10.12)
NOTE: *If you were using Masterspec Link on your Mac prior to upgrading to Mavericks or Yosemite, and still have Link installed, you will need to uninstall Link first. Delete Masterspec Link.app from your applications folder

  • Click on the Apple and select System Preferences.
  • Open the Security & Privacy panel
  • On the General tab, below "Allow applications downloaded from" select "Anywhere". (You may have to Click on the lock at the bottom of the window to unlock before being able to do this)
  • Download Masterspec Link Installer using the "Download Now" button below
  • Move the application to your Applications folder and run it from there
  • Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy Tab and select "Accessibility"
  • Tick "Masterspec Link app" (You may have to Click on the lock at the bottom of the window to unlock before being able to do this).

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Install Masterspec
Download Masterspec Link by clicking on Download button above.
Masterspec Link.zip will be placed into the Downloads folder.
Unzip and move the Masterspec Link.app to your hard drive/Applications folder
To install run the Masterspec Link.app from the applications folder.

Once the installation is completed Masterspec Link will automatically open and your computer will connect to the internet. On the right hand side of your screen enter 'User Name' and 'Password' which are provided as part of your subscription (recommend to tick the box 'remember password').

You are now ready to start preparing project specifications.

To access Masterspec Link the next time, simply use the script menu in the menubar and select Open Masterspec Link.


Note: Minimum specifications for using Masterspec Link on the Macintosh are:
- OS: 10.4.11 (Tiger)
- Microsoft Word 2004 (Masterspec Link will only work with Microsoft Word 2004, 2008 and 2011)


Install Masterspec on a network 
While your computer may be part of a network Masterspec Link needs to be installed locally on each Mac computer.

Next....

Masterspec Link on Mac
Download Masterspec Link for Mac
Accessing Link for Mac

Assembling the required files
Building a specification
Adding sections using Q&A
Adding sections without Q&A edits
Work sections - browsing and searching
Navigating the Specification
Deleting Work Sections

Editing and Customising
Editing and customising the Specification
Using Guidance Notes
Editing Clauses
Renumbering Clauses
Printing Work Sections

Presentation
Table of Contents
Check Headers and Footers

Minor Residential on Mac
Masterspec Minor Residential on Mac
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