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by silvermoonbeam
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Graphic confusion in Mellel 4?
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

Re: Graphic confusion in Mellel 4?

Sorry… it's news to me that I was a beta tester. I thought I was a customer who had accepted an upgrade prompt.
by silvermoonbeam
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Graphic confusion in Mellel 4?
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

Graphic confusion in Mellel 4?

I just upgraded to Mellel 4. I've been using Mellel since 2007. I opened a long book I've been working on (also since 2007!) that has a lot of graphics (pieces of music or music examples). Upon opening the book, Mellel 4 threw out a message saying something like, "There were free-floating graphics t...
by silvermoonbeam
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Customize list symbol type?
Replies: 0
Views: 2835

Customize list symbol type?

Is there any way to customize the symbol types available for lists other than the fourteen bullets, diamonds, boxes, etc. provided in the drop down menu under "Bullet" in the Attribute panel of the List palette? I'd like to use something a bit more ornamental and reminiscent of an older publication ...
by silvermoonbeam
Wed May 22, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: "Missing Image" icon appears when pasting a graphic
Replies: 1
Views: 2335

Re: "Missing Image" icon appears when pasting a graphic

It turns out the problem was with Sibelius 7 and not Mellel. I tried pasting the same graphic into Pages and got a message that the information I was trying paste was corrupt or that I didn't have the proper permissions. That feedback took me back to Sibelius. I had put a page break into the score I...
by silvermoonbeam
Wed May 22, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: "Missing Image" icon appears when pasting a graphic
Replies: 1
Views: 2335

"Missing Image" icon appears when pasting a graphic

I've been working on a large book that contains many images pasted from music notation software. I've done this hundreds of times without problem, including today. But then, apparently for no reason, instead of the pasted image appearing on the page, the "Missing Image" icon shows up. (This is the o...
by silvermoonbeam
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Problems with right alignment in ToC
Replies: 22
Views: 11029

Re: Problems with right alignment in ToC

I'm no expert, but have been convinced by some remarks in Robert Bringhurst's book that it's better to keep the titles and numbers close than to have the whole width of the page in between them. You can see an example ToC done in this style in Mellel in my PhD thesis (pp. 4–6). Your thesis looks be...
by silvermoonbeam
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel/Bookends integration for old-style footnotes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

Re: Mellel/Bookends integration for old-style footnotes?

Thank you for this. I'm about half way through with about 120 footnotes and that many more to come. I think I'll continue working on this project the way I have been and get up to speed with Mellel/Bookends integration in time for my next one.

/cb
by silvermoonbeam
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel/Bookends integration for old-style footnotes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

Mellel/Bookends integration for old-style footnotes?

I'm halfway through a book that uses numerous footnotes. These I have been entering manually as I write, but without using Mellel's Bibliography palette. They're traditional footnotes with a superscript number in the body text and the reference information appearing at the bottom of the page. I've r...
by silvermoonbeam
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: inserting lower case accents via the menu
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: inserting lower case accents via the menu

Thanks. Yes, I know I can find them in the "Edit > Special Characters” character palette, but that is so much more cumbersome. I would have thought that lower case letters with accents would be more plentiful than upper case accented letters (most of the ones I use are lower case). I love the idea o...
by silvermoonbeam
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: inserting lower case accents via the menu
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

inserting lower case accents via the menu

In the Insert>Special Characters>Accents menu, all of the accents are given for upper case letters (with the exception of "ç with cedilla" and "æ ligature," which are given as both upper and lower case). Why? How is one to get the lower case versions of accented letters from this menu? I know most o...
by silvermoonbeam
Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: inadvertent document styles
Replies: 2
Views: 2169

I suspect that in the Mellel preferences, you have forgotten to tick the "update document styles" in the Open & Save part of the preferences, so that Mellel does not know that you want your newly altered styles to replace the styles that were there before. Yes, this must be it. I had it unchecked. ...
by silvermoonbeam
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: inadvertent document styles
Replies: 2
Views: 2169

inadvertent document styles

I'm not even sure how to ask this question… I thought I understood styles, style sets, and their use, and have quite a few of them set up in a long document I've been working on. All has been fine. I went through my character styles last night (Style Sets > Edit Style Sets) and assigned some Open Ty...
by silvermoonbeam
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: graphic pasting question
Replies: 9
Views: 5063

Martin, Thank you so much for this information. I don't know what goes on behind the scenes when a computer handles graphics and so don't always know the questions to ask. I have a query in to Sibelius support and this gives me a good idea of how to follow up with them. This is incredibly helpful! I...
by silvermoonbeam
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: graphic pasting question
Replies: 9
Views: 5063

Martin, I'm sending you a JPG screenshot as well as a one-page Mellel test file. Perhaps the problem lies with Sibelius 5, as you've not been able to reproduce a similar problem using other (non-Sibelius) graphics. Perhaps Dylan is on to something and that Sibelius somehow "encourages" Mellel to dis...
by silvermoonbeam
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: graphic pasting question
Replies: 9
Views: 5063

Martin, Thank you for your response. I just wrote a rather lengthy message referring to an image I figured I'd be able to post, but now I find the message board doesn't support images directly and I don't have access to server on which I can put it. The PDF version of the graphic has wavy beams, ill...