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by aechallu
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Donald Broadribb, 1933-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 7717

Re: Donald Broadribb, 1933-2012

Sad news indeed.
by aechallu
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Default placement of images
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Default placement of images

If I copy-paste an image, it's inserted inline and scaled to the available space (either the table column width or page width), which works alright. If I drag and drop, it's inserted as a float. Can the default behavior be configured somehow? Is it possible to say that all images are inserted as inl...
by aechallu
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel and Lion
Replies: 28
Views: 14821

Re: Mellel and Lion

Sadly, the greatest control and flexibility comes from TeX. It is a beast to use, but it supports every feature I could want, handles OpenType with aplomb, and produces a result that cannot be matched by nearly any other tool on the market. I will have to relearn a bit, since I haven't used it sinc...
by aechallu
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: 2.8 is great, but . . . . 2.9 wish list
Replies: 20
Views: 12112

Re: 2.8 is great, but . . . . 2.9 wish list

For what it's worth I'd rather have Snow Leopard-type consolidation in 2.9, and GUI revamp and RTF roundtrip in 3.0.
by aechallu
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: The state of the Mellel (a road map of sorts)
Replies: 67
Views: 124342

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

I fully agree with rpcameron and interface improvements are on the very top of my list. I'm concerned that better communication with word (ooxml and above all style roundtrip) is not in the roadmap.
by aechallu
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: The state of the Mellel (a road map of sorts)
Replies: 67
Views: 124342

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

Nicka-- I agree with your point about Pages. I meant that the share feature in Pages is inconvenient (imo) and that roundtrip support of the word format (including formatting, document features and comments/track changes) makes it even more irrelevant. Word support is one of the main reasons that to...
by aechallu
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: The state of the Mellel (a road map of sorts)
Replies: 67
Views: 124342

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

I'm not thrilled about the crossplatform Reader idea. I thnk it diverts development time for little benefit. I can't ask collaborators and readers to install (!) and learn (!!) a new software because I happen to use something different than word. Even in all its apple glory I've never used Pages col...
by aechallu
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: In case of emergency…
Replies: 39
Views: 19270

Re: In case of emergency…

I share the concern of other users about the present and future of Mellel. These are things I would like to see (beyond any specific feature): 1) more of a two-way user-developer relationship: frequent point releases in reaction to user comments (a-la-bookends, or in open beta form a-la-scrivener), ...
by aechallu
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Track Changes, what would you like to have?
Replies: 10
Views: 6188

Re: Track Changes, what would you like to have?

I think that a lot can be improved to the usual interfaces to track changes (Word, Pages), but first and foremost it is important to have comprehensive, roundtrip compatibility with Word. As pointed independently in other postings by a handful of users (myself included) track changes with no compati...
by aechallu
Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 2.7 around the corner...
Replies: 30
Views: 20720

Re: Mellel 2.7 around the corner...

I think that collaboration means not just track changes or comments, but primarily good and almost-native roundtrip with the major wordprocessor (word). I thought that one of the strengths of switching to xml was that it would allow to advance in parallel on communication with other formats without ...
by aechallu
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 2.7 around the corner...
Replies: 30
Views: 20720

Re: Mellel 2.7 around the corner...

I completely agree with Nigel. Mellel is becoming irrelevant to me because of the deficiencies in the roundtrip of documents with the rest of the world (including track changes). It's a shame because it really is a good program.
by aechallu
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Wishlist for version 2.7
Replies: 28
Views: 17025

Re: Wishlist for version 2.7

I agree with Timotheus.
by aechallu
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Re Moving to Mellel from MS Word TOC question
Replies: 3
Views: 2768

Re: Re Moving to Mellel from MS Word TOC question

Welcome. Am I correct in assuming that I need to create a Paragraph and Character Style for each of the 3 heading styles I want to use in the TOC. Put another way each Heading Style would need to have its own Para/Char style e.g H2’s Para/Char style called perhaps H2TOC, Heading H3’s style to be cal...
by aechallu
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Export and cross-refs
Replies: 6
Views: 4038

Re: Export and cross-refs

I proposed this as well: solve x-refs and export them as regular text rather than live references.
As they work now, cross-references to me are glorified markers: I have to go one by one and change them back to text. But I hope decent RTF support is on the way.
by aechallu
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Serious spam problem
Replies: 10
Views: 4336

Re: Serious spam problem

One possibility is to have a gotcha every time a user posts from an unverified computer.

In any case, I'm all about reclaiming the forum for us users and honest wanderers!