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by GediWorrier
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Display bug in 3.2.4b2
Replies: 12
Views: 4103

Re: Display bug in 3.2.4b2

Well, it is definitely fond of you, anyway. The most I see is a single line, only occasionally.
by GediWorrier
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Display bug in 3.2.4b2
Replies: 12
Views: 4103

Re: Display bug in 3.2.4b2

Ahh, my old friend the elusive grey line. Yes it is a known bug, but it is just an annoyance, does no harm. Get used to it, our friends the Redlers have bigger fish to fry.
by GediWorrier
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: TOC with header of section
Replies: 1
Views: 2634

Re: TOC with header of section

One word: autotitles. Those dang things are more complicated, and more flexible, than they appear. :o
by GediWorrier
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Writing a PhD in Mellel
Replies: 24
Views: 48232

Re: Writing a PhD in Mellel

Dang, I knew that I had left something important out. I agree with the frustration of finding the cross-reference. A nested list of auto-titles would have been much better.

Of course, once in place, the cross-references in my thesis were rock solid and 100% reliable.
by GediWorrier
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Writing a PhD in Mellel
Replies: 24
Views: 48232

Re: Writing a PhD in Mellel

Ori, sadly I think that your days of thinking and planning for these are over. And I am sad about that, because Mellel is such a joy. It's not for everyone, but it is for me (an academic). However, there are too many alternatives out there now before anyone has to consider using Word. Nisus is an ob...
by GediWorrier
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Writing a PhD in Mellel
Replies: 24
Views: 48232

Re: Writing a PhD in Mellel

Thanks, I will do some experimenting with this.
by GediWorrier
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Writing a PhD in Mellel
Replies: 24
Views: 48232

Re: Writing a PhD in Mellel

OK folks, for a final post in this series, I would like to mention some of the "nice to have" issues that definitely would have made my life easier. Let me say first that this is meant to be a positive discussion, and some of these might already exist, so please be gentle in your flames. Most of the...
by GediWorrier
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Writing a PhD in Mellel
Replies: 24
Views: 48232

Re: Writing a PhD in Mellel

Yes, Word tends to get a bad wrap, but it does tend to do everything. It takes a long time to load on my MBP with 4GB RAM, but once loaded it tends to be OK. My reason for not using Word is that I have never got my mind around how it does style sheets. Whenever I get it figured out, someone sends me...
by GediWorrier
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Writing a PhD in Mellel
Replies: 24
Views: 48232

Re: Writing a PhD in Mellel

OK, I would like to mention the things that really irked me during the process. I am mentioning them not to bag Mellel, but to raise these issues as just-about-game-breakers. All have been mentioned in this forum before, and I feel that a failure to address these features will impact on Mellel's via...
by GediWorrier
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Adding a line to headings
Replies: 1
Views: 2702

Re: Adding a line to headings

My guess would be to do it in the autotitles, if that is possible.
by GediWorrier
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Writing a PhD in Mellel
Replies: 24
Views: 48232

Writing a PhD in Mellel

Hi all, I have just submitted my PhD thesis after writing it in Mellel. I thought that I would write a series of critiques of Mellel based on my experiences, and based on a specific application of Mellel. First, some specifics: Words: 95,504 Pages: 365 Autotitles: 264 References/citations: 765 Table...
by GediWorrier
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Future request: Save all
Replies: 2
Views: 2776

Re: Future request: Save all

Won't they autosave anyway? :?:
by GediWorrier
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Strange and disturbing
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: Strange and disturbing

I get that message when I open a large document. Even on my poor old MBPro with 4MB RAM, it happens pretty quick. If you are getting it after you start working on a doc, you might have some maxed-out memory issues.
by GediWorrier
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A forlorn printing wish...
Replies: 4
Views: 5266

A forlorn printing wish...

Hi all. I am hopefully in the final weeks of generating a PhD thesis and I am using Mellel/Bookends. When I am finished, I will write a brief report here about the parts of Mellel that really worked for me, and those parts that not-so-worked. But for now, I just thought of an idea that would have be...
by GediWorrier
Sun May 26, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Conditional mentions?
Replies: 1
Views: 8370

Conditional mentions?

I have just discovered mentions, and a very useful thing they are too. I've got the auto-title and formatting stuff all settled, and put them in my page style. All good. However, I would like to make them conditional so that no mention appears on a page that has a Chapter (level 1) auto title on it....