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Tinderbox Documentation And Other Resources

There are two primary forms of documentation for Tinderbox.

Both the above are included inside the application package and can thus be accessed from the Help menu. If it is desired to store/view either of these documents externally open the Tinderbox application package; Ctrl+/Right+click the Tinderbox application icon in Finder, select 'Show Package Contents' from the context menu, then in the new window open folders Contents -> MacOS -> doc. The documents can then be copied to any other location.

Eastgate offers user-to-user help via the Tinderbox forum ( and the Tinderbox wiki at Eastgate provides the wiki resource but anyone is welcome to post - either questions or help/information for others.

This resource - aTbRef- also available online at, although it should be noted it is not an official Eastgate resource.

Other Eastgate resources:

Third-party resources:

If it is necessary to obtain downloads of Tinderbox versions other than the current one, e.g. because the user hasn't extended their licence, then use and select the DMG file for the appropriate version.

Tinderbox Tutorials: aTbRef's author has a Tinderbox tutorial web page linking to a number of tutorials.

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Tinderbox Documentation And Other Resources