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by BreakNeckRidge
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Still waiting for text wrap around on images
Replies: 7
Views: 4388

Still waiting for text wrap around on images

Mellel is generally a great program. I'm a registered user and I use it as my main word processor. However, until it gets text wrap around of images I'm still forced to sometimes export my document to another word processor just to get the text wrap around. When I bought mellel I was told this was o...
by BreakNeckRidge
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Apple's new version of Pages just came out. Whadda ya think?
Replies: 8
Views: 4870

Apple's new version of Pages just came out. Whadda ya think?

They added more word processing features now, like change tracking, instead of mainly just having page layout functions. Pages can't do nearly everything that Mellel does, but I think Mellel better keep on its toes.
by BreakNeckRidge
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Where are cross references / text flow around images?
Replies: 46
Views: 21986

Well I agree with both sides of this issue. When I was trying out Mellel during the trial period, I never even thought to test out it's flow around image capabilities because it's such a basic capability in all modern word processors and I didn't need it to do anything fancy, just an occasional squa...
by BreakNeckRidge
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 2.2 rediscovers the freedom to cite, enhances charact
Replies: 21
Views: 12999

Text wrap around on images is absolutely essential to almost everyone writing scientific papers. Period. Until that feature is in Mellel I'm forced to write my drafts in Mellel, which I prefer, and then export to one of the other word processors to insert all the necessary images.
by BreakNeckRidge
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Starting out?
Replies: 9
Views: 6161

Re: Starting out?

... in hopes that the UI is simplified for users like me, but until then, both life and deadlines being short, for now I'll outline in [other software] Hear hear! I paid for mellel and continue to use it as my plain text word processor for writing my drafts because I like the clean gui, but as soon...
by BreakNeckRidge
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Uhoh, google has a word processor and spreadsheet program.
Replies: 10
Views: 7768

Check it out, google just opened up the APIs to their apps so that users can customize them and integrate them into other services. ------------ Google Apps and its APIs open up a wide variety of new opportunities to integrate and extend Google's communication and collaboration services. Domain admi...
by BreakNeckRidge
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Uhoh, google has a word processor and spreadsheet program.
Replies: 10
Views: 7768

Uhoh, google has a word processor and spreadsheet program.

I just checked out google's word processor and spreadsheet program, and every other word processor and spreadsheet is in serious trouble. For people that need the advanced formatting features that Mellel offers, it's not competition yet, and probably never will be. But for everyday users that are ju...
by BreakNeckRidge
Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: The retro icon
Replies: 14
Views: 11103

Generally I like the icon, the only thing I'd change is I'd get rid of the II roman numeral. The version number is not a part of the icon of any major program. Generally, if the version number is indicated in an icon in any way it's by changing the icon graphic in some way, such as with a new color....
by BreakNeckRidge
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Image positioning
Replies: 21
Views: 12537

I think perhpas you may have different what constitutes "advanced fancy functions" than many others. Mellel is a “Word Processor” first and foremost, and as such it is created to process words, not page layout. Image handling is nice, but for a program that is geared towards words, it is not mandat...
by BreakNeckRidge
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Image positioning
Replies: 21
Views: 12537

As far as I remember, MacWrite did not manage to do that. But I admit it was a very long time ago, so I can be wrong about that. :? you're memory isn't that bad yet, I was exaggerating to make a point. Mellel will get this function in the time to come. Hopefully it will not take to long time… Hopef...
by BreakNeckRidge
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Image positioning
Replies: 21
Views: 12537

Are you kidding me?! I just came to the forum to find an answer for how to do this, and I find it's not possible? More and more I'm beginning to question my choice to purchase this product. Mellel SERIOUSLY needs to chill out with adding advanced fancy functions like xml and start seriously deliveri...
by BreakNeckRidge
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Summary After Usage for 3 Weeks
Replies: 45
Views: 30361

Re: Summary After Usage for 3 Weeks

... put much higher priority on fixing interface problems asap ... agree with BreakNeckRidge That's so funny, because as I was reading your long post I was agreeing with YOU! :lol: It's true though, the thing that Mellel needs most right now is a new interface so that everyone can actually use all ...
by BreakNeckRidge
Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Paradigms
Replies: 23
Views: 19459

Templates would be a great start, but they're not a substitute for a good interface. For instance, let's say you want to make an outline. You look around in Mellel and find "Outline" under the "Window" menu. That pops open a sidebar titled "Outline." Okay, now what? It's entirely non-obvious. So you...
by BreakNeckRidge
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Paradigms
Replies: 23
Views: 19459

As for the interface, I'm loving it. Being a person that gets easily distracted (see, I should be writing but am instead posting here... so long boss, article won't be finished on monday for sure) I find the fact that there are no icons in Mellel incredible. No visual distraction means I can focus ...
by BreakNeckRidge
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Paradigms
Replies: 23
Views: 19459

With the recent awesome feature additions, the next big project Mellel should tackle is an interface design overhaul. It seems like many of the abilities that people are asking for can be accomplished using the powerful features already present in Mellel, if only the interface made it easier to gain...