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by KevinR
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Textbox template
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Textbox template

How incredibly kind! Thanks very much!
by KevinR
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Textbox template
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Textbox template

Hello I like the new Mellel 4 so far. I have a question. I want to generate pages in the Cornell note-taking format. For this, textboxes work great! A narrow box on the left, a wide box on the right, and a box spanning the page at the bottom. But, I want every page to be like this, in multipage docu...
by KevinR
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: New Palettes
Replies: 5
Views: 2983

Re: New Palettes

It's hard to explain either the negative or the positive. I only know that when I wanted to change something I couldn't—and I flatter myself I'm not computer incompetent. I use LOTS of different word processors without a problem. And now: I can make the changes. Something about having it all gathere...
by KevinR
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: New Palettes
Replies: 5
Views: 2983

New Palettes

Though Mellel is a wonderful multilingual program, and I have used it steadily for Arabic, Ottoman, and mixed language work, I have never liked nor ever understood the styles options. I found them opaque and unintuitive, and I have complained about them several times in the Forum. I am obliged to sa...
by KevinR
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

Thank you very much. Very helpful. I swear I've read through the guide. Really!
Kevin
by KevinR
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

Since Mellel is the first word processor I've ever used seriously [all others I worked with "ad hoc" without exercising complex features], I find the take on styles just "right" for me. I particularly appreciate the fact that changing a style automatically changes all documents tied to that style s...
by KevinR
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

Further further further

Is it REALLY the case that if you do Find X, Replace all with Y, there is NO UNDO?

Is that good design?
by KevinR
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

Further further I just want to express my frustration with this whole setup. It is "powerful" but it is absurd. Trying on my test file to check the theory about secondary font setting, I changed "normal." Without asking, that change has been applied to all the other mellel files I have with "normal"...
by KevinR
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

Further: If the requirement that any character settings for font form B, C etc. be mapped on to both the primary AND the secondary font, the primary font is limited to the options of the secondary font. Why would this be good? In the event, my primary font has Roman, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic. B...
by KevinR
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

Getting back to Kevin's initial problem . . . based on the text file he sent, it appears that he hasn't defined bold and italic faces for the secondary font. I suggest that Kevin define bold and italic for both main and secondary fonts and then try the test again. ====== I appreciate all the thought...
by KevinR
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

Thanks. I didn't know that Mellel files were packages! Interesting.

Here's the test file
by KevinR
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

As an aside (to my forthcoming response), Mellel 2.6 now does respect cmd-B and cmd-I — b�h italics and bold are preserved across style assignments. YES, THAT'S WHAT GOT BE STARTED WITH THE TESTING Now for your question: Perhaps you could upload a small file which exhibits the problem? I WENT TO UP...
by KevinR
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Re: Character misbehavior

A font from Linguists' Software. It DOES have italic and bold.
by KevinR
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Character misbehavior
Replies: 24
Views: 6605

Character misbehavior

As you might have seen from a previous topic (paragraph misbehavior) I am having a bit of a time with Mellal. At the moment the problem is characters. I don't want to go into the command-b vs F2 dispute (but I think command-B is a part of the standard mac interface, and that ought to be respected. O...
by KevinR
Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Paragraph misbehavior
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

Re: Paragraph misbehavior

HI Thanks for all the learned replies to my post. I have copied them into my "problem-solution" snippet file. Meanwhile, I obliterated all paragraph styles, created a couple of new ones, and then went through the 40 pages and applied them. I no longer have the problem. Not a very good diagnostic tec...