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by Amontillado
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Any tips for displaying source code in your document?
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Any tips for displaying source code in your document?

I think Pandoc will create syntax highlighting. I wasn't able to get it to work, but I suspect that was my fault, not Pandoc's. Or, if you have a programming editor you might have everything you need. I opened a Python script in BBEdit and used File->Save as styled text. That created an RTF file Mel...
by Amontillado
Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Applying page style changes entire document instead of point of application forward
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Applying page style changes entire document instead of point of application forward

This confused me the first time I saw it too, but it's actually pretty easy. Check out the book template that's part of the standard Mellel installation. It has different page styles in different parts of the template. Basically, page styles work on page ranges. A page range is all the pages between...
by Amontillado
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: split view
Replies: 31
Views: 30708

Re: Feature request: split view

A variant on split screen view would be multiple independent windows open on the same document. If that were accomplished via the os's document hand-off mechanism, perhaps you could get two features for the price of one - multiple views, and handoff to iPad.
by Amontillado
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: help with black vertical line
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: help with black vertical line

Hey, that's a nice mystery. My guess is you have "track changes" enabled. The vertical bar is showing where changes have been made. You've got a couple of choices for getting rid of the vertical bar, assuming it's from change tracking. If you want to keep tracking changes, then start by tu...
by Amontillado
Fri Sep 02, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Indexing based on a word-list
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Indexing based on a word-list

It looks like there aren't many products that support index term import or export. Some solutions are based on scripts in macro languages. Exporting and importing indexes is already possible, at least in limited ways. Use File->Duplicate, Edit->Select all in the new copy, and delete all the content....
by Amontillado
Thu Sep 01, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Indexing based on a word-list
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Indexing based on a word-list

In that non-Mellel product, I have a document with one character style and two paragraph styes. Paragraph one is based on the character style. Paragraph two is based on paragraph one with font attribute changes. […] I made three or four adjustments in the character styles. Then, the paragraphs in t...
by Amontillado
Thu Sep 01, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Indexing based on a word-list
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Indexing based on a word-list

Inventing the means to extract ASCII versions of Mellel documents is a short afternoon, even if you start from scratch. And exporting the document directly from within Mellel as Plain Text takes even less time. :–) Why choose a thorny, long-winding serpentine country lane when the broad and comfort...
by Amontillado
Thu Sep 01, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Indexing based on a word-list
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Indexing based on a word-list

Almost forgot - the quirks in the brand X word processor. In that non-Mellel product, I have a document with one character style and two paragraph styes. Paragraph one is based on the character style. Paragraph two is based on paragraph one with font attribute changes. The mixing of character and pa...
by Amontillado
Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Indexing based on a word-list
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Indexing based on a word-list

Hey, Icelander, I used BBEdit for most of my document explorations. Mellel documents, like Word docx, are zip files. The simple document construction is one of the things I like about Mellel. Inventing the means to extract ASCII versions of Mellel documents is a short afternoon, even if you start fr...
by Amontillado
Wed Aug 31, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Indexing based on a word-list
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Indexing based on a word-list

Going a little rogue here, and recognizing this isn't a solution for either the faint of heart or the even borderline sane, I see the index terms are specified in tags named index-record in the Mellel xml internals. I don't think it would be hard to extract the list from a Mellel file or import new ...
by Amontillado
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Resizing vs. cropping, what happened?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Resizing vs. cropping, what happened?

Timely advice - I had a picture that needed cropping for a letter I'm writing to some icky tax appraisers. Normally, I do my cropping and other tuning in Affinity Photo. The float in frame gambit was quicker. I was unsure at first how to scale the image to get the part I wanted to just fill the fram...
by Amontillado
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Too bad, I was getting in love!
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Too bad, I was getting in love!

Icelander, you've called me out! I'm not a Dead scholar, although an old riding buddy was. As for Dead songs, Friend of the Devil, Uncle John's Band, and of course Truckin' are good for the soul. Probably my favorite is Touch of Grey. There's a relaxed stoicism in the lyrics. "Every silver lini...
by Amontillado
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Too bad, I was getting in love!
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Too bad, I was getting in love!

I remember getting mildly frustrated with certain features in Mellel. Every time, once I learned the reasoning and the mechanism behind the feature, I found that if I didn't think the approach was brilliant it was at least flexible and without side effect. That's probably what people mean when they ...
by Amontillado
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Too bad, I was getting in love!
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Too bad, I was getting in love!

Ok, I figured it out. In the list style setup, the character style is the font, color, and size of the bullet. The text continues in the paragraph and character style in effect when the list feature is turned on. I was also wrong about the indent for lists being absolute to the page. They are relati...
by Amontillado
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Too bad, I was getting in love!
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Too bad, I was getting in love!

Perhaps the problem is applying a list style and having the left margin shift. I confess that was not what I expected, then I realized the list style's margins are absolute on the page, not relative to the enclosing paragraph style. All's well now that my list style indents agree with my body paragr...