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by mwdiers
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Stop Creating New Documents. Please...
Replies: 13
Views: 3387

Re: Stop Creating New Documents. Please...

I want a third choice: When opening Mellel (or making the program active): DO NOTHING. Then, once it’s active I can have choices. I can use the Recent Items menu to quickly choose, and bring up, a document I’ve worked on recently. Or, I can hit Command-N for a new document. Or I can hit Command-O t...
by mwdiers
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: On 10.9 Mellel crashes on start
Replies: 9
Views: 3569

Re: On 10.9 Mellel crashes on start

It looks like you are right. This might have something to do with kernel extensions. I just updated to the latest version of KeyRemap4MacBook, and all of the sudden Mellel is working again.
by mwdiers
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: On 10.9 Mellel crashes on start
Replies: 9
Views: 3569

On 10.9 Mellel crashes on start

Mellel crashes on launch on 10.9 beta 8.

Crash log is here:

http://filestore-augustana.us.s3.amazon ... llos.crash
by mwdiers
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 3.0, ML, and a Retina Macbook - Crash on Save
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

Re: Mellel 3.0, ML, and a Retina Macbook - Crash on Save

I apologize. I assume you would like me to use the Support form here?: http://redlers.com/support.html
by mwdiers
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 3.0, ML, and a Retina Macbook - Crash on Save
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

Re: Mellel 3.0, ML, and a Retina Macbook - Crash on Save

As additional info: Crashing does not effect the saving of the file. The file is still saved. The crash appears to happen after the save completes. Also, Lion save integration is working fine. I can simply quit Mellel, and everything is intact when I start it again. The crash can easily be replicate...
by mwdiers
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 3.0, ML, and a Retina Macbook - Crash on Save
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

Mellel 3.0, ML, and a Retina Macbook - Crash on Save

I am having a consistent issue with Mellel 3.0, on Mountain Lion, on a Macbook Pro Retina. I have a developer account, so I'm running Mountain Lion GM at present. Mellel regularly crashes on save. Here is the crash log: http://pastebin.com/z6t25D4P I can give you a sample document if that's helpful.
by mwdiers
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Changes to Keyboard layout in Preferences will not persist
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Changes to Keyboard layout in Preferences will not persist

I love the idea of the automatic layout switching. However, I am a Dvorak user, and so naturally, I need to assign the Dvorak layout to the U.S. English language. I have discovered a bug that prevents me from making the change and having it persist without a lot of dinking around. Steps to reproduce...
by mwdiers
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Converting .mell on open in 2.8: package format is ignored
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Converting .mell on open in 2.8: package format is ignored

When opening old .mell files for the first time in 2.8, as usual you are asked if you wish to replace the existing file with the updated format.

However, the resulting .mellel file is always saved as a package, regardless of what is checked in Preferences.
by mwdiers
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tabs and Hanging Indents
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Tabs and Hanging Indents

I just discovered, to my dismay, that it is not possible to place a tab in the "hanging" portion of a hanging intent. Use case: I have a reference number that I would like to hang off the first line of an indented paragraph, but I would like the reference numbers to be right-justified. In other word...
by mwdiers
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What are your favorite Hebrew unicode+opentype fonts?
Replies: 30
Views: 10873

Re: What are your favorite Hebrew unicode+opentype fonts?

i found a cheaper solution: I installed X11, downloaded FontForge, and figured out how to copy Ezra's Kamatz Katan glyph into SBL Hebrew. It doesn't line up 100% perfectly but it's pretty darn close. In Fontforge, you can correct alignment problems with anchors. Look at Ezra SIL to see what I mean....
by mwdiers
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bug: Page margins and tabs in Header and Footer
Replies: 4
Views: 3698

Re: Bug: Page margins and tabs in Header and Footer

This has nothing to do with precision. I can type in a tab measurement precisely at the right margin in inches, points, picas (my preference) or centimeters, and that works just fine.

The bug is with page styles, which impose an artificial limit on the addressable width in the GUI.
by mwdiers
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bug: Page margins and tabs in Header and Footer
Replies: 4
Views: 3698

Bug: Page margins and tabs in Header and Footer

I already submitted this to support@redlers.com. I posted here so that the workaround is in the forums. I have discovered a bug in Mellel's handling of the page margins and tabs in headers and footers. I have a Letter page, with 0.5 inch page margins all around. This gives me a usable width of 7.5 i...
by mwdiers
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: "Small caps" vs. "All small caps"
Replies: 54
Views: 30464

I realize that this is a hack, and hacks are to be avoided. However, in reality, the current fake small caps code is a hack, so why not make it a better hack? Why can't Mellel's small caps case feature use OpenType small caps characters if they are available, but if not , then fake it? I mean, isn't...
by mwdiers
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Editable PDF file from Mellel
Replies: 10
Views: 5679

Actually, this answers one concern which I have had in the past with Mellel: namely, that without access to Mellel, I cannot read my documents. If such a hybrid format were easily possible, this concern would be eliminated in such a manner that not only will the text of the document be available, bu...