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by Icelander
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: New User Looking for Simple Template
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: New User Looking for Simple Template

To the specific query by Icelander Well, actually there were two queries…. : -) The footnotes number font character was unmodifiable. The orginal document had the footnote numbers in superscript. This can be easily modified. You just need to go to Insert menu –> Note –> Edit note attributes… and ad...
by Icelander
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: New User Looking for Simple Template
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: New User Looking for Simple Template

Hello wstaylor711, I've tried importing some Word->RTF files but the conversion leaves some elements unmodifiable Just curious, what elements turn out to be unmodifiable in Mellel? Judging from what you wrote, your goal can be achieved with any word processor; so why do you want to use Mellel? I'm n...
by Icelander
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: A call for tables

For me, table "breaks" (automatic at the bottom of a page, but with the ability to input manual breaks) with defined headings that would carry over to the next page are also important for those who translate or provide multi-lingual columnar data. I don't understand. Being a translator myself, I kn...
by Icelander
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: {} when exporting to RTF and Word
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: {} when exporting to RTF and Word

When I export to RTF, the citations look exactly the same in the RTF document as in the Mellel document. How did you do it? I guess more information is needed on your part. Do you use Bookends? What program do you use to open the RTF document? Do you use Live Bibliography in Mellel? Did you meddle w...
by Icelander
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: find/replace punctuation mark (apostrophe)
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: find/replace punctuation mark (apostrophe)

Hi Manu, it doesn't work because Mellel replaces the English apostrophe with a French one preceded by a conditional blank space […] Aristotle ’s Distinction is inserted instead of Aristotle’s Distinction. By me, Find and Replace work as expected. I therefore suggest you do the following: Create a ne...
by Icelander
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: A call for tables

Another table-feature I very often need is auto-fill a selected column . Examples: I select the cells in the first column and Mellel automatically inserts the numbers, month names, or day names for me, like this: 1 2 3 4 5 Or January February March etc. Or 1960 1961 1962 etc. This requires that I wr...
by Icelander
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: A call for tables

1. Ability to work with something akin to 'table styles' It would also be nice if one could draw a table (like in Nisus and Word). A small window should then appear where on can choose a background color for the first column and the top row, similar to what is now possible in Pages and Nisus Writer...
by Icelander
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: A call for tables

2. I find the definition of keyboard shortcuts annoying: in order to insert a tab into the text I have to press alt-tab because the tab key jumps to the next table cell. I think this is a long-standing, international accepted convention or norm. I can't remember any Mac application where this is NO...
by Icelander
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: footnote format request and another
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: footnote format request and another

How can you do that? I did it with Text Boxes in Nisus Writer Pro. The numbers are updated automatically, and you can bookmark and cross-reference the numbers. In MS Word one can use frames ( "Positionsrahmen" in German), but it requires some preparatory work. The sad thing is, you can't do this ea...
by Icelander
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: footnote format request and another
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: footnote format request and another

I haven't found any wordprocessor which can do this so far.
Take a look at this. Isn't this exactly what you want to do? It wasn't difficult to do it.
<http://www.mediafire.com/file/7d2ad22ac ... f.zip/file>
by Icelander
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid

I'm not certain about the limitations of the free service, but it may well be that you are limited to checking 500 words at a time. Yes, it's only 500 words. You can paste in more, but everything after the first 500 words will be ignored. This is a bit tricky, because if one is not aware of this, o...
by Icelander
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid

I can't answer your question, Joseph, but I tested the free option today. My first impression is that the program concentrates too much, perhaps exclusively, on individual words instead of words in context. Therefore most of the suggestions were wrong. Passive voice is always flagged. The sentence: ...
by Icelander
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid

I have a large Mellel document (80,000+ words) that I hope to check with ProWritingAid before finalizing it. This requires a $50 yearly subscription fee. ProWritingAid Free edits only 500 words at a time and is online only. It's also limited to 19 Writing Reports, which I'm not sure what means. Doe...
by Icelander
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: footnote format request and another
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: footnote format request and another

My another request is for Randnummer, which is widely used in German legal literature. That is different from paragraph numbers. Do these numbers always have to be on the right margin, like here on the picture? https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randnummer Are you trying to achieve something like this? ...
by Icelander
Wed May 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Feature request: Highlight the Auto-title in a document when selecting it in the Outline
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Feature request: Highlight the Auto-title in a document when selecting it in the Outline

If you click on an Auto-title in the *Outline*, you will be taken to a part in the document where that Auto-title is. However, contrary to what Nisus Writer Pro does, the Auto-title in Mellel is NOT highlighted (or flashed for an instant). This makes it often hard to quickly spot the exact location,...