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by Chris Price
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 2287

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

Most puzzling of all: the problem was solved when they printed the whole thing in colour!

So, almost certainly not a Mellel problem after all, but - actually - no diagnosis as to what it was.

Thanks for contributions.

C.
by Chris Price
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 2287

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

Dear all, Thanks for the various replies. The last thing the publishers told me before the Christmas shutdown was that the printers have identified the problem as being something to do with the imposition process. Apparently this means that we may see some progress in the new year. If I get anything...
by Chris Price
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 2287

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

Thanks, all (esp. Eyal) for the advice. I've sent both 'versions' of PDF to the publishers, whose printers are now telling them their software doesn't recognise the font. It's Palatino Linotype. Any (polite) suggestions as to what I might suggest the publisher advises the printer to do would be welc...
by Chris Price
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 2287

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

Hi, Janet,

Thanks for the suggestion.But no, I'm not using any special fonts. You may be right about the PC/Mac thing, though.

Chris
by Chris Price
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 2287

A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

My publisher has found that the PDF I sent them (generated from Mellel) scrambles the text badly in the printing process. Has anyone encountered this problem, and do you know a fix?

And advice gratefully received...
by Chris Price
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnotes
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Endnotes

Thanks, Icelander. You have clarified the issue for me: the fact that the endnote area does not permit auto-tiles was the problem, since I had been trying to copy the Bibliography complete with its Auto-Titled heading. So it seems to me that you can never escape the endnote area AFTER it... You have...
by Chris Price
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnotes
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Endnotes

Hello, all. My publisher wants me to use endnotes. This was fine until I tried to copy and paste them in between the Appendices and the Bibliography, as they requested. Does anyone know how to do this? Or how to cut and paste, say, a Bibliography into a position after Notes? Or how to insert a sub-h...
by Chris Price
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page margins incorrect in print
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Page margins incorrect in print

Hi, Janet, Thanks very much for the reply. I couldn't find the 2 definitions you mention; I only got 'A4' as an option in the list of paper sizes. However, I then dived in to the 'Manage Custom Sizes' dialog and found that the printer did indeed seem to be creating a 0.5 cm border on an A4 page. I t...
by Chris Price
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page margins incorrect in print
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Page margins incorrect in print

Hello, all, I'm using the A4 page size and have "100%" set in File/Page Setup. I've set margins using the "Page" palette as required by the publisher (T: 2.5 cm; B: 1.5cm; L&R 2.1 cm). However, the printout has margins consistently about 0.5 cm greater than those sizes. Any suggestions very grateful...
by Chris Price
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 5828

Re: A call for tables

My six penn'orth: 1 - Enable Auto-titles within table cells. I put several tables in my thesis to hold images in place, then found I couldn't use the A-Ts to number them sequentially within a chapter. 2 - enable a repeat header for each page function. I have several quite complex tables in my Append...
by Chris Price
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Image placement
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Image placement

I seem to have inserted an image which insists on having a page all to itself—no page break in sight, but it will not flow on from the text above, and shoves the caption below it on the next page. I also have another image which sits happily enough where I put it, but also forces the caption on to t...
by Chris Price
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Importing a PDF
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Importing a PDF

Hi, Peter. Thanks very much indeed. It's the simpler process I was after, so your reply was ideal; much appreciated.
by Chris Price
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Importing a PDF
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Importing a PDF

Is there a way of importing a PDF directly into Mellel? I'm working on a Mac.
by Chris Price
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Mac key icons
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Mac key icons

I prefer to use keystrokes, and frequently need to insert a page break. Mellel gives 2 small icons for this in the menu, the first of which stands for SHIFT. What does the second icon (a dash with an upward-pointing arrowhead beneath) stand for?