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by ozean
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel and OmniOutliner, best practice?
Replies: 4
Views: 5560

Re: Mellel and OmniOutliner, best practice?

I fear that I don’t have that much to contribute here, other than that I also use this setup. I usually just keep them open side by side and switch back and forth. (I use OO for organization and related notes and ideas. The actual writing is then done pretty much exclusively in Mellel.) But I too wo...
by ozean
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel, .docx and publishing houses
Replies: 6
Views: 3974

Re: Mellel, .docx and publishing houses

I did so for a three hundred pages long book with about 150 illustrations (but no tables), lots of footnotes etc. (And for many articles and book chapters for anthologies.) Went fine, and I always kept the Mellel version as my main version (to update mistakes, produce PDFs to send out to colleagues ...
by ozean
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Many quotes and blank pages
Replies: 1
Views: 1945

Re: Many quotes and blank pages

Sounds like some kind of "keep with next" option is enabled in the paragraph style that you use for block quotes?
by ozean
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: empty mention bug still not fixed?
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

Re: empty mention bug still not fixed?

Excellent! :)
by ozean
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: empty mention bug still not fixed?
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

Re: empty mention bug still not fixed?

This is not fixed. Also, this is not really bug but rather (possibly misguided) feature. We will discuss this for changing in 3.3 The main worry here is that if you don't see anything, then you can't select or see it when you're editing the header/footer. I understand – using some kind of "invisibl...
by ozean
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What is the best font.
Replies: 10
Views: 5526

Re: What is the best font.

Ah, good to know! Sems I wrongly took the shortcomings of the iOS iWork suite to be true for books too...
by ozean
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What is the best font.
Replies: 10
Views: 5526

Re: What is the best font.

However, none of these fonts is available as native on an iPad, so if you're looking to produce an ebook (for example for iBooks) then you'd need to use one of the default fonts.
by ozean
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: empty mention bug still not fixed?
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

empty mention bug still not fixed?

Is the empty mention bug really not fixed yet? The issue appears if you have a mention set up in your header, but there is no content for the mention to refer to. The mention then displays <#???#> instead of nothing or hidden text. This scenario is quite common if you have for example a mention on t...
by ozean
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Where can I set default document variables?
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Where can I set default document variables?

Excellent – thanks for the quick and helpful reply. Now this only has to be fixed in the user guide… :)
by ozean
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Where can I set default document variables?
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Where can I set default document variables?

Where can I set default document variables? In earlier versions that was possible in Mellel’s preferences, and the user guide still talks about preferences as being the place where the default can be set. But if I look at the Document Setup preference pane, I can only change the title of document va...
by ozean
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: column display in compact view
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

Re: column display in compact view

In a file I was working on today, there is a section with two columns. When I view that section in Mellel view, everything looks fine. When I switch to compact view, that section no longer displays properly. The header and footer text and the leftmost ten characters of 11pt Times in the left column...
by ozean
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Writing a PhD in Mellel
Replies: 24
Views: 49058

Re: Writing a PhD in Mellel

GediWorrier wrote:So, those were my big negatives, and I really do think that the Redlers need to give some of these priority.
Thanks for writing this up – I do fully agree with your assessment. Looking forward to more feedback!
by ozean
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: converting files to word/pdf
Replies: 1
Views: 2012

Re: converting files to word/pdf

I don’t know of such a possibility – but then I have not really tried to use Automator, so it might be possible that you can generate an Automator action that does this…
by ozean
Tue May 07, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Making the bibliography window in the palette useful
Replies: 8
Views: 18191

Re: Making the bibliography window in the palette useful

I also want to support this feature request - shouldn’t be that hard to implement but can make work with citations much easier in Mellel. :)
by ozean
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: leading or line height
Replies: 3
Views: 2293

Re: leading or line height

OmarKN wrote:but c/f paragraph style,
is this in Styles > Paragraph Styles > Body?
This will have to be set in all of the style(s) that you use. You can get easier access to the different styles by hitting command-shift-A on the keyboard or selecting Styles > Edit style sets…