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by Amontillado
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: Text wrap around tables
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Feature request: Text wrap around tables

It's not a complete substitute, but you may find some utility in adding a section break, setting the new section to two columns with the "balanced" feature turned off, and you can put a table in the right hand column. Or, come to think of it, the left column with a column break to push the text over...
by Amontillado
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: reflowable epub
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: reflowable epub

That was it. Once I stripped out the extra newlines, all was well in the exported epub. Redemption in one Python statement, assuming =-= didn't appear in the text of Masque of the Red Death: open('masque1.txt', 'wt').write(open('masque.txt', 'rt').read().replace('\n\n', '=-=').replace('\n', ' ').rep...
by Amontillado
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: reflowable epub
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: reflowable epub

Stop the presses, I think I know what must have happened. I used some sample text from Project Gutenberg to test epub export, and I'm morally certain I imported newlines at the end of every line in the text. I'm not where I can test right now, but thought I'd post this in case anyone thought the fau...
by Amontillado
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: reflowable epub
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: reflowable epub

Ok, that's actually better for my purposes, anyway.

I notice that each line in the output I'm getting is bracketed in a "p" tag, and that's why I thought it wasn't reflowable.

The default novel template may help, too. I'll experiment further.
by Amontillado
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: reflowable epub
Replies: 4
Views: 81

reflowable epub

First up, I don't know much about epub format, but I'm trying to learn.

Is there a way to generate a reflowable epub document with Mellel?

The fixed layout is superior for control of things like tables, but for a text only presentation, reflowable text has some appeal.

Is that an option?
by Amontillado
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Some lines are hidden
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Some lines are hidden

Just curious, since I'm starting to work on something that will be of some size.

Do you see that phenomena in both compact and Mellel views?
by Amontillado
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Auto-titles and paragraph-character styles
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Auto-titles and paragraph-character styles

(Hopefully this isn't a duplicate post - I had to go through a login cycle after I wrote this.) The diamond styles may seem mysterious, but I don't think they need to be. I struggled with Mellel styles initially, then realized I was making mountains out of styled molehills. What the diamond means is...
by Amontillado
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How do Mellel users take notes?
Replies: 8
Views: 6112

Re: How do Mellel users take notes?

If this is a duplicate post, apologies. Every time I start to post, something comes up. i don't think I"ve actually posted here or in any parallel thread. Here's some longwinded thoughts on note-taking and writing. I get a lot of good from Devonthink. I don't use its comprehensive searching as much ...
by Amontillado
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Style variations - what are the best practices?
Replies: 0
Views: 1244

Style variations - what are the best practices?

I'm having a lot of fun exploring Mellel. Lots of power. I'm not sure what cases call for character style variations. I can see that if I want to provide emphasis that may be different in different contexts - like bold versus italic - a style variation would be a simple way. Then, if I changed the f...
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: 2
Views: 346

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: 2
Views: 346

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: 5
Views: 888

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: 1190

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: 10810

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: 479

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....