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by Cattus Thraex
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 3.0.2 is now available for our direct customers
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Re: Mellel 3.0.2 is now available for our direct customers

You should perhaps put a link to the last version compatible with PPC machines. I still use a wonderful 12 in PowerBook. Which is the last version compatible with it?
by Cattus Thraex
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: US Academic U6
Replies: 0
Views: 2690

US Academic U6

US Academic U6 is a keyboard layout aimed at writing linguistic and dialectal texts, including linguistic transcriptions of various linguistic areas like Indo‑European, Semitic or Altaic. I have radically revised it according to Unicode 6.x additions and corrections. It may be downloaded from my web...
by Cattus Thraex
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: The state of the Mellel (a road map of sorts)
Replies: 67
Views: 124054

Re: The state of the Mellel (a road map of sorts)

nicka wrote:My guess is that it's not ready yet. I also haven't heard, and I'm on the beta testing list, I believe.
Well, I also hope to get the beta version for testing. Am really curious.
by Cattus Thraex
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Compatibility with Modern Versions of WOrd?
Replies: 18
Views: 10769

Re: Compatibility with Modern Versions of WOrd?

It depends very much on the sort of text you're dealing with. As an editor I receive dozens of texts a week, many of them in the docx format. None of them contains footnotes or page numbers. [...] It is a terrible risk to get files corrupt. Just because you receive so many texts... I assume you DO ...
by Cattus Thraex
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Importing images with same settings?
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

Re: Importing images with same settings?

For a large archaeology university paper, I have to import about 50 images that all have the same orientation and text flow settings. Is there a way that I can define once how I want every imported picture to be formatted, so basically change the default setting? What do you mean by ‘... images tha...
by Cattus Thraex
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Any plans to add ebook formats ePub, mobi, etc.?
Replies: 11
Views: 9438

Re: Any plans to add ebook formats ePub, mobi, etc.?

Just an FYI for those still looking for a direct ePub export option, today's update to Pages (9.0.4) includes ePub as an export option. It appears to do reasonably well, and includes some good templates for sensible NCX creation. This was to be expeted. Rumours say iWork 2010 is on the way. ePub ha...
by Cattus Thraex
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Compatibility with Modern Versions of WOrd?
Replies: 18
Views: 10769

Re: Compatibility with Modern Versions of WOrd?

Machiel wrote:An even easier way of working with docx files is opening them in TextEdit and then saving them as doc or rtf files.

Machiel
NEVER do that, you will loose all footnotes, among others.
Dealing with rtf (and doc / docx) files may be a great problem if you ignore such details.
by Cattus Thraex
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Problems with spell checking & language recognition
Replies: 4
Views: 3102

Re: Problems with spell checking & language recognition

I was not happy with ‘automatic’ spelling from the very beginning, it simply led to frequent SWOD and general system slowness, so I decided to choose languages manually. In order to make life easier, I added a general system shortcut command-G, and all apps, which have ‘show spelling and grammar’ me...
by Cattus Thraex
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tight deadline! Please help with RTF export problems.
Replies: 8
Views: 5252

Re: Tight deadline! Please help with RTF export problems.

I do understand your frustration, but please note that there is NO application in this world which may export/ import entirely perfectly. (You are the one who switches to Nisus, aren’t you?). So said, if you have been using Mellel to create files, which look fine in Mellel, but poorly when exported,...
by Cattus Thraex
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tight deadline! Please help with RTF export problems.
Replies: 8
Views: 5252

Re: Tight deadline! Please help with RTF export problems.

I always send my correspondents two copies of a file: one rtf (if they want to make changes) and one pdf (so they can see what the document really looks like). Janet Good editors sometimes require both the .doc / .rtf file AND pdf file, just for this reason: so that they may check whether all is OK.
by Cattus Thraex
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Making the switch… Any advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 7407

Re: Making the switch… Any advice?

And, frank again, it is not quite polite to ask how to quit Mellel in favour of Nisus. This may be indeed a question for the Nisus forum, but—well—so be it.
by Cattus Thraex
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Advice on Making a Bilingual Booklet
Replies: 9
Views: 14479

Re: Advice on Making a Bilingual Booklet

It seems iCalamus may handle RTL scripts, but am a greenhorn here, please make a serious test.
by Cattus Thraex
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: The state of the Mellel (a road map of sorts)
Replies: 67
Views: 124054

Re: The state of the Mellel (a road map of sorts)

Hope it's just a small feature and it's the reason it was not listed : line numbering. I just ask for this! :D For scientific publications, it's essential. I need to switch to Word for that. +1 The wish-list may get indeed long, I would concentrate on the most needed ones, those, which may turn Mel...
by Cattus Thraex
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Font Change after Snow Leopard
Replies: 5
Views: 4050

Re: Font Change after Snow Leopard

Are you sure that font is also installed on your new computer? I have all reasons to doubt its being installed, as it does not make part of the default system installation, so download the font then install it properly, best using Font Book. If you use your custom fonts, make a copy of them in a fol...
by Cattus Thraex
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Making the switch… Any advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 7407

Re: Making the switch… Any advice?

Hi everyone, After extensive deliberation, I decided to give Nissus Writer Pro a serious try as a substitute to Mellel. To be frank, the ideal workd processor would be a combination of Mellel and Nisus! Neither is perfect, and cannot be. As I use both, I may recommend something simple: export your ...