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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 or Sierra operating systems. If you are a registered owner of the DavkaWriter for Mac, a downloadable update was sent to you … Continue reading

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How can I reach technical support for DavkaWriter difficulties?

Technical support for DavkaWriter can be reached at +1.773.583.5510 or support@davka.com. Hours for phone support are 10 AM to 3 PM USA Central time Monday to Thursday and 10 AM to 12 PM on Friday.

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

The following DavkaWriter accessories can be used with DavkaWriter 7 for Mac: Aruch HaShulchan Davka Decorative Font Davka Selichos Davka Transliterated Haggadah Davka Transliterated Machzor Davka Transliterated Siddur Davka Transliterated Tehillim (Psalms) DavkaWriter Dimensions II Haggadah for DavkaWriter Hebrew Font … Continue reading

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How can I get the discounted teacher price for DavkaWriter?

The DavkaWriter teacher discount is not available for online ordering.  Please place your order by phone only at +1.773.583.2333.

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What are the licensing rules for DavkaWriter purchases for schools?

Our DavkaWriter School Site License Policy is as follows: 1) DavkaWriter site licenses are for school use only. 2) A DavkaWriter site license is for use on one computer only. 3) DavkaWriter site licenses can be purchased for teachers to … Continue reading

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I can’t find the Shin in DavkaWriter. Where is it?

In DavkaWriter, you type the Shin as Ctrl and the “]” key.

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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 … Continue reading

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I bought DavkaWriter by download and was advised by Davka to make a backup. How do I do that?

If you are using Windows, go to the location where the DavkaWriter ZIP file is saved.  This file will likely be in your Downloads or My Documents folder, unless you have chosen to save it elsewhere. Select this file and … Continue reading

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Why do I get an “invalid path” error when I try to open a file with Hebrew letters in the filename in DavkaWriter?

In Windows XP, Vista, and 7, DavkaWriter can use Hebrew filenames only if Windows’ Hebrew language support is fully installed and the “default locale for non-Unicode programs” is set to Hebrew. Here are links for instructions to set up Windows’ … Continue reading

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How do I open a Dagesh document in DavkaWriter?

Go into DavkaWriter.  Go to File -> Open.  Change your file type to “Dagesh/Accent Document”. Locate the Dagesh document and double-click it.  It will then open in DavkaWriter. Please note that, when importing a Dagesh document into DavkaWriter, you may … Continue reading

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I inserted an image or text box into a DavkaWriter document and now I can’t click and select it. What do I do?

If you are unable to click an image in a DavkaWriter document, hold down Ctrl while you click the image.  That tells DavkaWriter to select the image or text box instead of the text surrounding it.

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Where can I get additional Hebrew fonts that can be used with DavkaWriter?

While DavkaWriter supports almost any English font installed on your system for English typing, it only supports Hebrew fonts specifically encoded for use with DavkaWriter. A number of different font collections for DavkaWriter (the Hebrew Font Gallery Deluxe and Signature … Continue reading

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How do I get Hebrew text from DavkaWriter into Microsoft Word or other applications?

DavkaWriter offers a number of different copy-and-paste options that can be used when copying text from DavkaWriter to other programs.  These options are all in DavkaWriter’s Edit menu, under the choice “Copying is For”: Unicode Hebrew Program English Program Qtext … Continue reading

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Where do I find the texts (Tanach, Siddur, Mishna) included in DavkaWriter?

All texts included in DavkaWriter are in Tools -> Text Library. DavkaWriter includes the Tanach, Siddur and Mishna.  Additional texts for DavkaWriter are available here: http://davka.com/software/sigital_texts/

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How do I type a letter with a dot/dagesh (i.e. a bet instead of vet) in DavkaWriter?

In DavkaWriter, you don’t add a dot/dagesh to a letter.  You type the letter as though you were typing an uppercase letter in English – by holding the Shift key as you type the letter. If you have already typed … Continue reading

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How do I save a DavkaWriter document as a PDF?

DavkaWriter 6 and 7 on Windows have built-in PDF export. To use this export function, open your DavkaWriter document.  Click File -> Export and set PDF as your file type.  Name the file, note the location where the file will … Continue reading

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Why don’t my DavkaWriter files open when I double-click them in Windows?

This problem occurs when the “file association” between the DavkaWriter program and the DWD file type is not set up properly.  Windows may prompt you to choose the program you want to use to open this type of file or … Continue reading

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Why am I getting strange characters like øàèåïíùãâ when I try to type Hebrew in DavkaWriter?

DavkaWriter and Windows’ Hebrew language support try to use the same reserved keystroke – Alt+Shift.   If you are using DavkaWriter on a system that has Windows’ Hebrew language support installed (the EN/HE language selector) and you use Alt-Shift to switch … Continue reading

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How do I get DavkaWriter for my Mac?

There is a Mac version of DavkaWriter 7 now available for purchase!  It is available on our Website at: http://davka.com/software/Hebrew_Word_Processing/DavkaWriter-Mac-001 (a free demo is also available on this page) If you have DavkaWriter 6 or 7 for Windows, you can … Continue reading

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How do I get a version of DavkaWriter I can use on Windows 7, 8, or 10?

DavkaWriter 6 is not compatible with Windows 7 and newer Windows versions.  Due to this incompatibility, support for DavkaWriter 6 has been discontinued. If you have DavkaWriter 6 and you need to install your software on Windows 7, 8, 0r … Continue reading

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