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by nicka
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Mellel and Bookends on a MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Mellel and Bookends on a MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6

I'm on 10.13.6 and haven't noticed any problems with Mellel or Bookends, both of which I use frequently. One caveat: I haven't used them together for months, so I can't tell you whether that is working, but I have no reason to think not.
by nicka
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Manuscript for publication: doc, PDF and InDesign?
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Manuscript for publication: doc, PDF and InDesign?

Manu: I'm hoping to use Mellel more, but expecting to use it about the same, for the reasons given here. I wanted to add a bit of nuance to what I wrote before. I think that the problem for academics is more complex than I said. Plenty of academic publishers are happy with text that has very basic c...
by nicka
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Manuscript for publication: doc, PDF and InDesign?
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Manuscript for publication: doc, PDF and InDesign?

Glad to see this debate. I very much agree that it's desirable that Mellel be able to export Word files with named styles, and I agree with Manu's reason: writers generally need to produce such files when they send work to publishers. For me (also an academic) the lack of this ability means that I c...
by nicka
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bug: Mellel/Sente does not respect "do not enclose citation"
Replies: 10
Views: 10997

Re: Bug: Mellel/Sente does not respect "do not enclose citat

My point was just that the bug is probably at the Sente end of the interaction, so it's probably the Sente developers who can fix it.
by nicka
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bug: Mellel/Sente does not respect "do not enclose citation"
Replies: 10
Views: 10997

Re: Bug: Mellel/Sente does not respect "do not enclose citat

Of course, you should have had a response from the developers by now, but I think it's wrong to conclude that the problem is caused by Mellel. This option works fine with Bookends. So I think you might be better off asking the Sente developers why they haven't fixed it.
by nicka
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Dealing with a large doc
Replies: 12
Views: 17528

Re: Dealing with a large doc

That is odd, particularly given that the cut and paste method has limitations. It doesn't really work if you've got numbered auto-titles, since what was (e.g.) section 4.3 will suddenly be section 1.1. A workaround is to insert page breaks if necessary at the beginning and end of the section you wan...
by nicka
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: inserting page numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 5247

Re: inserting page numbers

The following will change the punctuation for all citations with cited pages: In Bookends, choose Biblio>Formats Manager... Then choose the Citation Options tab. Then the Common Settings sub tab. Then edit the text labelled 'Before' under Cited Pages. It probably has , You need to change that to :
by nicka
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Scrivener Export to Mellel
Replies: 18
Views: 15249

Re: Scrivener Export to Mellel

I agree 100%. See my other post, upthread. In this post I was only commenting on whether it's currently possible to do what flips is after: "to export with formatting/styles intact… it would be nice if the styles are recognized so I just can change the look of the style in Mellel." And the answer is...
by nicka
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Scrivener Export to Mellel
Replies: 18
Views: 15249

Re: Scrivener Export to Mellel

I think that what you want is impossible at both ends. Scrivener doesn't have proper text styles, only ad hoc text formatting. That can be applied with 'Presets', but Scrivener doesn't keep track of which text has been formatted with which preset. There's no way to apply a new format to all and only...
by nicka
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: find/replace
Replies: 2
Views: 3187

Re: find/replace

It's now the little down arrow on the thin buttons to the right of 'Find:' and 'Replace:', i.e. immediately to the left of each text field in the dialogue.
by nicka
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Scrivener Export to Mellel
Replies: 18
Views: 15249

Re: Scrivener Export to Mellel

Comments too, presumably.
by nicka
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Scrivener Export to Mellel
Replies: 18
Views: 15249

Re: Scrivener Export to Mellel

In principle the way to do this is to use the Paragraph tab of Replace Styles. In practice that's inconvenient, verging on useless, because the dialogue is modal and you can't see which paragraphs are going to be affected while you are in it. So the task is to choose between several items that are c...
by nicka
Sun May 18, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Find all by formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 14129

Re: Find all by formatting

Find and Replace in Mellel doesn't find or replace paragraph formatting. The only way to do that is to use File>Replace Styles... . (You need to choose the paragraph tab.)
by nicka
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Migration from Pages '09 and Endnote X7
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

Re: Migration from Pages '09 and Endnote X7

What is happening at the moment, I suspect, is that the notes are being transformed into something else: just a list at the end of the document, no longer note objects connected to the numbers in the main text. I think that Bulow is almost but not quite right about the cause and solution. The proble...