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by joseph_anton
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to make indentation in footnotes consistent?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: How to make indentation in footnotes consistent?

The only thing I can think of is, that you are nevertheless using two different note-styles. Not paragraph-style in the note, but note-attribute. Go to "insert>note>edit note attributes" and then look at "note symbol - format". The solution must be there. Bülow Thank you, that was exactly the point...
by joseph_anton
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to make indentation in footnotes consistent?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

How to make indentation in footnotes consistent?

I have a defined a style for footnotes which is simply a single spaced version of the style I am using for the body of my text. I noticed that for some reason, there are inconsistent indents between the footnote number and the beginning of the text from one footnote to the next. Looking in paragraph...
by joseph_anton
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnotes to Footnotes and Vice Versa
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Endnotes to Footnotes and Vice Versa

Icelander wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:33 pm
This macro is not intended for this kind of job. Nisus Writer Pro has a built-in feature to change all endnotes to footnotes, and vice versa.
This is very valuable information, thanks for posting!
by joseph_anton
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnotes to Footnotes and Vice Versa
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Endnotes to Footnotes and Vice Versa

I agree that this would be a very useful feature. I tried to do this recently in Mellel and wasn't able to find a way to do it. Nisus Writer Pro has a Macro that can handle this called "Convert Notes to Text," but obviously that's only useful if you're ready to move your work out of Mellel altogethe...
by joseph_anton
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Find Sets - prompt before replacing?
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Find Sets - prompt before replacing?

Just in case anyone else has the same question I did: actions like "Double Words" are set up to mark what is found in the text without automatically deleting it. It's possible to review the problem areas by clicking through them using the "Markers" panel. The Find Sets where there is no need for use...
by joseph_anton
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Help! Auto-titles made for a page break
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Help! Auto-titles made for a page break

Have you tried editing your Title Flows (by opening the Auto-Title palette)? Maybe a page break was somehow defined as an element in your auto-title.
by joseph_anton
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Find Sets - prompt before replacing?
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Find Sets - prompt before replacing?

My impression is that there’s an important difference between individual Find Actions and the complex Find Sets that run a sequence of Find Actions one after another. Thanks for the clarification on this, DavidH! I feel like I may be missing something fairly basic here, but is there any way to iden...
by joseph_anton
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Find Sets - prompt before replacing?
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Find Sets - prompt before replacing?

I read about Mellel's Find Set feature in a blog post by Ori some time ago, but only got around to trying it out today. It's extremely powerful, and to be able to perform actions like eliminating double spaces in one fell swoop is extraordinary. I was wondering if there is any way for the user to co...
by joseph_anton
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid
Replies: 12
Views: 541

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

In case anyone else is interested in proofing their work in Mellel with ProWritingAid, I thought I would share the work-around that I'm using at the moment (it requires access to Nisus Writer Pro): 1) Export file as a .doc in Mellel 2) Open file in Nisus Writer Pro and run "Convert Notes to Text" ma...
by joseph_anton
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Working with complex doc - Mellel slowing down
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Working with complex doc - Mellel slowing down

I am working on a document which is reasonably long and complex (about 250 pages long, lots of bibliographic references inserted with Bookends, a good number of footnotes, some cross-referencing). I have Live Bibliography turned on. I'm not surprised that Mellel is beginning to groan under the strai...
by joseph_anton
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: New User Looking for Simple Template
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: New User Looking for Simple Template

How about looking at the Mellel guide itself in .mellel format: https://www.mellel.com/downloadother/#MellelGuide
by joseph_anton
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid
Replies: 12
Views: 541

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

Thanks for that, DanZac. I'm also no expert on the technical side of this question. I do know that if a grammar checker like PWA could plug in directly to Mellel, that would be extremely convenient. I take your point regarding the potential complications that could be introduced by opening and worki...
by joseph_anton
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid
Replies: 12
Views: 541

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

Thanks for the input DanZac - I'm very much in agreement with you about the wisdom of keeping work in .mellel format for as long as possible. Ideally, the only version that I will share with anyone will be a .pdf generated in Mellel. I guess it is possible, as you suggest, that the folks at ProWriti...
by joseph_anton
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid
Replies: 12
Views: 541

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

The stories about people caught out for plagiarism decades after submitting their doctoral dissertation make a strong argument for paying for a checking service like this in case of any mistakes (such as notes that get accidentally incorporated into the text). By my calculations, buying 100 credits ...
by joseph_anton
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Intermin solutions for working with .mellel docs in ProWritingAid
Replies: 12
Views: 541

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

Thank you Icelander for taking an interest in this question! To address your first posting first: yes, this is a paid service, but the amount involved is small relative to what it costs to hire an editor. I'm not certain about the limitations of the free service, but it may well be that you are limi...