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by macsailor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Embedding fonts in a PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Embedding fonts in a PDF

The only answer I can find regarding this topic is quite old. It's from 2009 and can be read here in the Mellel forum (click on the link).

I do not know if this has changed during the last 9-10 years. If it has, hopefully to the better. :-)
by macsailor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Just for fun, what is your longest Mellel document...
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Just for fun, what is your longest Mellel document...

My Master thesis reached nearly 29,000 words altogether. No problems at all during the writing process. Worked like a charm together with Bookends.

Forgot to mention it included a lot of cross-references and footnotes as well.
by macsailor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: iPad Keyboard Shortcuts
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Hello, as far as I can tell, some of the system wide iOS keyboard shortcuts (iPad 3rd Gen and iOS 12.1.1) are not available on Mellel, but are available on Pages, Notes, Scrivener, etc. Just a couple of examples: (1) Holding Command while in the App doesn’t bring up a list of keyboard shortcuts. Te...
by macsailor
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

Thanks, all (esp. Eyal) for the advice. I've sent both 'versions' of PDF to the publishers, whose printers are now telling them their software doesn't recognise the font. It's Palatino Linotype. Any (polite) suggestions as to what I might suggest the publisher advises the printer to do would be wel...
by macsailor
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

1. How did you produce the PDF? Did you use File->Export->PDF or did you use File->Print and then produced a PDF? Try using the opposite method and see if that makes a difference Which is the recommended and prefered way to create a pdf file from within Mellel using the two methods mentioned above?
by macsailor
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How Mellel has failed me
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: How Mellel has failed me

Why not just use MS Word? If this is the format you need at the end of the day, then why not just use MS Word? It's just not my cup of tea. I have to use MS Word sometimes, but if I can avoid it, I rather not use it. Has nothing to do with that MS Word is from Microsoft, more than MS word is not my...
by macsailor
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: examples of layout
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: examples of layout

Even Mellel is not primarily an application you should use if you want to work with layouts, but it's more of a word processor, it's possible to some extent to work with layouts. The closest to your request I can think of is to create a new document from within Mellel and select the template »Newsle...
by macsailor
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: split view
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Feature request: split view

+1
by macsailor
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Keyboard text shortcuts in system preferences
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Keyboard text shortcuts in system preferences

I use Typinator myself and I can recommend it as well.
by macsailor
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Keyboard text shortcuts in system preferences
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Keyboard text shortcuts in system preferences

Could be that Mellel doesn't use the built-in text engine provided by Apple?
by macsailor
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Keyboard text shortcuts in system preferences
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Keyboard text shortcuts in system preferences

I made a test after I read the question, and I was surprised it didn't work. I use Typinator and before that, I used to use TextExpander, so I never really used the built-in version of macOS.
by macsailor
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Margin/indent numbers slightly off
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Margin/indent numbers slightly off

Have you contacted the support at Mellel?
by macsailor
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How Mellel has failed me
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: How Mellel has failed me

mathefff wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:22 am
Yes, this is why I put the sentence "I asked in the support and they say the icons do not work when Live Bibliography is switched on."
Sorry, I must have missed that sentence. :oops:
by macsailor
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How Mellel has failed me
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: How Mellel has failed me

1. I used Bookends extensively to build my bibliography with Live Bibliography function of Mellel. At some point, I had to change the style of bibliography due to the change of the journal. When I wanted to unscan the document via the icons in the inspector, they were greyed out! Not clickable. Aft...
by macsailor
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request : refresh the index
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Feature request : refresh the index

A very good request, indeed.