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by Amontillado
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Is there a way to indent beyond 29.99 pt?
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Is there a way to indent beyond 29.99 pt?

I answered my own question. You can't set start margins inside of existing tab stops.

Once I cleared all the tab stops in the paragraph style I could set the start and indent margins anywhere I wanted.
by Amontillado
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Is there a way to indent beyond 29.99 pt?
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Is there a way to indent beyond 29.99 pt?

I'm trying to develop a style/auto-title set for outlining.

When I try to set the indent or start margin for a paragraph style to more than 29.99 pt, it reverts to 29.99.

Is there a way to set, for example, a 250 point indent (start margin)?
by Amontillado
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: I like the new icon, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: I like the new icon, but...

Without wanting to distract from the fondness we all feel for our loved ones and icons, is there a larger picture? At this writing the feng shui of typewriters with shadows is a matter of multinational discussion. But what if, and I"m not trying to encourage wild speculation or conspiracy theories, ...
by Amontillado
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: hyperlinks in story points and comments
Replies: 0
Views: 20

hyperlinks in story points and comments

Is it possible to insert formatted hyperlinks in story points and comments? By "formatted" I mean clickable text. That's already somewhat possible. If you paste a URL for either a local file or application's deep link into a story point, you can highlight the URL, right click, and choose "open url."...
by Amontillado
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: split view
Replies: 16
Views: 9407

Re: Feature request: split view

There is a way to get multiple snapshot views of a document. File->Duplicate will make a second copy of a file and open it in a separate window. For safety's sake, I save the duplicate with a name like "delete-me". Once the file is saved with a name, you can click the "lock" checkbox. I like the loc...
by Amontillado
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: [Resolved] Numbering the footnotes
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Numbering the footnotes

Meant to add, one thing I'm learning to do is remember that there is more to the world than styles. Tough for me to admit, since I really like using styles. When you insert a page style break, it has the effect of a page break plus it adds a little fence between what came before and what goes after....
by Amontillado
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: [Resolved] Numbering the footnotes
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Numbering the footnotes

I bet I can answer this, even though I'm but an apprentice in the Mellel wizardry game. Page ranges are delimited by "page style breaks," one of the types of breaks in the menu "insert->break." From the manual, page 190: Text in Mellel is divided into one or more page ranges, that include any number...
by Amontillado
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page break before auto-title
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Page break before auto-title

Thanks for your help, Laup. I was pretty sure things would become apparent with some confirmation from others. Sure enough, they did. I believe I must have been fooling myself with the difference between my new "Novel" auto-title flow and "Novel (modified)." All is well, and my chapters get an autom...
by Amontillado
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page break before auto-title
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Page break before auto-title

The new version of Mellel is awesome.

I think I'm doing something wrong. When I set an auto-title to insert a page break before the title, I don't get a page break.

Any suggestions on where I should look?

Thanks in advance!
by Amontillado
Mon May 06, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: split view
Replies: 16
Views: 9407

Re: Feature request: split view

I’m working on a technical document right now and keep a second copy of my document open to refer to earlier sections as I resolve consistency issues. Multiple views into a document would be very helpful.
by Amontillado
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: split view
Replies: 16
Views: 9407

Re: Feature request: split view

Me too. Splits or multiple windows would be very handy.
by Amontillado
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Unable to delete styles
Replies: 7
Views: 2849

Re: Unable to delete styles

A little more info - if I add one style set, I can't delete it.

If I add a second style set, I can delete either one, but not both.

Still looking for a solution for how to port a style set from one computer to another.
by Amontillado
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Unable to delete styles
Replies: 7
Views: 2849

Re: Unable to delete styles

I read the associated posting, but I think what I see is a little different. I highly suspect I'm overlooking something really elementary. When I opened the default document on Mellel startup, I created a new style set. My plan is to make style sets for a couple of different critique groups I've joi...