On September 24, Apple released the latest version of it's Mac Operating System (Mac OS Mojave 10.14). It includes multiple security changes. However, some of these changes interfere with the previous version of PERRLA for Word (1.4.4 and below).
To update PERRLA & run it properly on Mac OS Mojave, you need to do two things.
Updating PERRLA for Word
You will be automatically prompted to update PERRLA for Word (Mac) to version 1.4.6 the next time you launch PERRLA. However, if you aren't or need to install it again, download the latest version here.
Answering Security Prompts
The first time you run the new version of PERRLA for Word, you'll be prompted three times to give PERRLA permission to access your Mac. All three permissions are required for PERRLA to create, modify, and save your PERRLA Papers. PERRLA will not function properly if they are not allowed.
Click OK for each of the three security prompts.
The three permission prompts are:
Permission to open Microsoft Word when you create or open a paper. (image below)
Permission to modify Word documents saved to your computer. (image below)
Permission to update your Microsoft Word document as you use PERRLA. (image below)
Once you've done this the first time, you won't have to worry about the Security Permissions again. Now you're free to keep writing amazing papers in Mac OS Mojave!
What if I clicked "Don't Allow"?
Don't worry! You can change PERRLA's security Settings using System Preferences. Here's how:
- Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen
- Click System Preferences...
- Click Security & Privacy (the sixth icon on the top row)
- Go to the Privacy tab
- Click Automation (it’s in the left column, you may need to scroll down)
- Check all three boxes under PERRLA
That's it! Now you're all set and good to start writing again.
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