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by ptram
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: BibDesk with Mellel?
Replies: 26
Views: 19942

Re: BibDesk with Mellel?

It has been some years since the last post to this thread, but I think a report of my experience with BibDesk could still be useful. I collect my bibliography titles for a particular work in a dedicated folder in BibDesk. Titles also go in the general library, so that they can be reused for later wo...
by ptram
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: French typography : automatic no-break before ? ; : !
Replies: 14
Views: 16526

Re: French typography : automatic no-break before ? ; : !

Within a few month, I will have to write in French very often. Is it mandatory to insert that space before punctuation, or is this optional? I hate it. Please let me avoid it without being plainly wrong...

Paolo
by ptram
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Crop Marks in Mellel
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

Re: Crop Marks in Mellel

It cannot be done with Mellel, but there is a relatively inexpensive option with PDFClerk:
http://sintraworks.com/index.php/sintra ... lerk_home/

Paolo
by ptram
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics
Replies: 15
Views: 8634

Re: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics

Thank you everybody for the great help. I did my lesson using apostrophes for breve, but now I know how to do it better next time. DdB: New Athena Unicode is really a fantastic font, also including the Old Italic set. And the breve symbol is really the one I was looking for. Together with Cardo and ...
by ptram
Mon May 04, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics
Replies: 15
Views: 8634

Re: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics

Janet, Cardo is the only font I've found that supports the metric symbols Unfortunately, there are really so few fonts with these characters. I can't understand why. Isn't paleo-musicology one of the most common issues of discussion around the net? Joking apart, I would have guessed that the (not hu...
by ptram
Mon May 04, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics
Replies: 15
Views: 8634

Re: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics

Maybe I found something interesting. Unicode specs say that characters from U+23D1 to U+23D9 are metrical symbols. So, we have U+23D1 Metrical Breve U+23D2 Metrical Long Over Short U+23D3 Metrical Short Over Long U+23D4 Metrical Long Over Two Shorts U+23D5 Metrical Two Shorts Over Long U+23D6 Metric...
by ptram
Mon May 04, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics
Replies: 15
Views: 8634

Re: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics

Janet, Thank you very much for the fonts suggestion. I must check them. I hope they include Old Italic languages as well, as Alphabetum does. In you example, I see both macron and breve in superscript position. With Alphabetum (maybe the other fonts as well?) I have them in normal position. Unfortun...
by ptram
Mon May 04, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics
Replies: 15
Views: 8634

Re: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics

Thimoteus, Alphabetum seems like the right solution - and for a mere 15 euro. I had not found the stand-alone longa and brevis before, but they are there, and a couple clicks in Key Characters makes the magic. I wonder if they can really be exported on different systems (I'll check on my portable Ma...
by ptram
Sun May 03, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics
Replies: 15
Views: 8634

Re: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics

Dear Janet, Thank you very much for your hints. I must confess I already did this, but was not satisfied by the appearance of the breve-macron set. By using the stand-alone set I obtain small superscript symbols, like the following ones: This is an example: ¯ ˘ ˘ ¯ I'm not sure this is the correct w...
by ptram
Sun May 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Longa and brevis in Greek metrics
Replies: 15
Views: 8634

Longa and brevis in Greek metrics

Hi, Since Mellel's user base is mostly made of sophisticate academics, I guess this is the best place to do a sophisticate question. I'm sure some of you have faced this same kind of problems before. I must write a text on Greek metrics, and I'm unsure of the way of writing the longa (or macron) and...
by ptram
Sun May 11, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: A simple reason why grammar-check is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 9651

Re: A simple reason why grammar-check is needed

Hi,

Can't this one worki in parallel with Mellel?
http://linguisoft.com/gramprox.html

By looking for "grammar checker mac" on the internet, it seems to me that there are even some other programs of this kind.

Paolo
by ptram
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Cornell Style Alley
Replies: 4
Views: 3082

Re: Cornell Style Alley

Al,

I know you weren't asking for an additional program to buy, but Circus Ponies NoteBook does the Cornell notetaking thing very well. Copying and pasting from Mellel should work well.

http://www.circusponies.com

Paolo
by ptram
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What does NWP 1.1 preview mean for Mellel?
Replies: 13
Views: 16088

Re: What does NWP 1.1 preview mean for Mellel?

Mellel and Nisus will eventually realign as far as major features are concerned. But I see the general use philosophy will remain different, with Mellel more aimed to specialists, and Nisus pointing more towards a general audience. This doen't mean that Mellel cannot be used as a general wordprocess...
by ptram
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Where are cross references / text flow around images?
Replies: 46
Views: 21986

Re: Where are cross references / text flow around images?

In the same time the Redlers make a single perfectly working upgrade with a few new useful features, Microsoft is out with a totally new suite with less features than before, running slower, with more bugs. It is obvious that bigger corporations have more personnel - and this is not necessarily a go...
by ptram
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Diacritical marks in various programs
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: Diacritical marks in various programs

Signinstranger, Bingo! In Mellel, importing the text file generated by JDarkRoom, instead of loading it, let me choose the enconding. UTF-8 (Unicode) worked very well. also, choosing the right text encoding, when opening files, worked great in TextEdit. So, it seems that some programs open files in ...