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by rickl
Tue May 19, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Making the bibliography window in the palette useful
Replies: 8
Views: 19727

Re: Making the bibliography window in the palette useful

I frequently cite multiple publications by the same author in the same year. Either there should be more information than author-last-name + year, or the year should be omitted in favor of the first two words of the title. As it is, I simply never use that pane, and that is a real pity. Excellent s...
by rickl
Tue May 19, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Text size in comments
Replies: 2
Views: 4770

Re: Text size in comments

Thank you!
by rickl
Tue May 19, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Text size in comments
Replies: 2
Views: 4770

Text size in comments

Hi, everyone,

Is there a way to change the size of the text in comments, either by means of a style or a default setting; or, failing that, by calling up manual font controls?

Thanks,
Rick
by rickl
Tue May 19, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Export to PDF _with_ Comments?
Replies: 4
Views: 7401

Re: Export to PDF _with_ Comments?

I'm also very happy to read this.
by rickl
Tue May 19, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What's next for Mellel 3.4?
Replies: 48
Views: 81796

Re: What's next for Mellel 3.4?

In order of priority for my use: 1. What I most need is improved handling of sections in a manner that would facilitate both side-by-side translations and/or commentary -- non-symmetric sections [manual control over where the section divider falls] -- independent column flows [right-hand column on ...
by rickl
Tue May 19, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Some promising features in Word 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 6028

Re: Some promising features in Word 2016

I don't have any direct response to your request/comment, but thank you for all the great links. I had never heard of most of those sites. First, let me say that I am not a fan of MS Office and use Mellel as my main word processor for sole-authored work. But a good deal of my work involves collabora...
by rickl
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: selecting non-contiguous text
Replies: 17
Views: 9480

Re: selecting non-contiguous text

After all, nobody would doubt the validity of concentrating on niche-markets as a business-model in food production anymore, so why would not the same go for application development? I couldn't agree more. The idea of appealing to a broad market usually means producing something that isn't really s...
by rickl
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Paragraph numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 2587

Paragraph numbering

I want to pass round a fairly long manuscript to my co-authors, for which the biggest issue arising from our anonymous reviewer's comments is overall structure. In addition to all the structural info from auto-titles and cross-references, I'd like to make it possible to refer to individual paragraph...
by rickl
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: requests re: bibliography palette
Replies: 19
Views: 13043

So for me the list in the palette is completely useless. I only use the buttons on the right. When I look for a reference, I jump to bookends ad search and navigate there. If the list in the palette should be any good to users, it would be necessary to enlarge it (e. g. with a toggle button for sma...
by rickl
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: requests re: bibliography palette
Replies: 19
Views: 13043

Another suggestion

Another wish item for the Bib palette: Easy as it is to switch to Bookends to insert a reference, if I'm going to be inserting 4 or 5 references in a single sentence, the switching can get tedious, and break my flow of thinking. I'd love to be able to put some references into the palette in Mellel, ...
by rickl
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel vs. MS Word--major advantages of Mellel
Replies: 44
Views: 25628

Re: Mellel vs. MS Word--major advantages of Mellel

I've yet to find anyplace on the website or in the forums that will tell me what the major advantages of switching from MSWord to Mellel are. I'm a professor who must compose documents mixing Chinese and various Western languages and be able to send them without hitch to numerous Windows, and MSWor...
by rickl
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel vs. MS Word--major advantages of Mellel
Replies: 44
Views: 25628

Edit to add: Oddly enough, I am setting my thesis in Warnock Pro too, partly because it seems to be a very readable body text face, on screen and in print; also because of its OpenType features. That means I get to use small caps for sub-section headers and it also gives me proper sub- and superscr...
by rickl
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Summary After Usage for 3 Weeks
Replies: 45
Views: 28618

Or maybe we should ask on TidBits Talk for suggestions on how to do this? There are a lot of people there with diverse expertise.
by rickl
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Summary After Usage for 3 Weeks
Replies: 45
Views: 28618

I suggest then, that from now on, this thread be used to discuss how we can address Ori's request that we practically implement this round table. I truly believe that this is an excellent opportunity given to us by Redlers and we should not squander it. I also agree. It would be nice to hear what O...
by rickl
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bug? Importing from Scrivener
Replies: 5
Views: 4981

RTF and Mellel

Sorry this isn't an answer, but a followup. I often use RTF, too. Recently, I've been co-authoring a paper using Writely, and used Mellel to open the RTF file exported from Writely. The text was in there, but hidden amongst countless pages of code. By contrast, both Word and TextEdit handled the RTF...