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by laup
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: File format for greatest longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: File format for greatest longevity

Icelander, I experimented with Libre Office today in opening a few old Word files. Results varied from near-perfect to not correctly capturing the original figures. One from 1989 looks quite good, including line drawings . I was able to make a pdf, so I'm covered that way, but to what do you suggest...
by laup
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: File format for greatest longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: File format for greatest longevity

Icelander, I’ve used Libre Office for conversion, but forget whether it worked for graphics and equations. If so, that’s great. I will convert a bunch of files when I get a little time. My experience with export to .docx has also been very good, especially with two points that may still not be docum...
by laup
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: File format for greatest longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: File format for greatest longevity

I only wish that I had made pdfs of all the Word documents that I wrote back in the 1980s and 1990s. Since there now exist good pdf to Word converters, I'd be in good shape.
by laup
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Advice on Collaborating with Track Changes
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Advice on Collaborating with Track Changes

I still have scars from working with Word manuscripts that went through multiple collaborators sequentially. Crashes, file corruption, and other ugly stuff. Is anyone aware of problems when doing so with Mellel? Or, to put it differently, do folks have suggestions or cautions about writing in Mellel...
by laup
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Ori Redler 1964-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3000

Re: Ori Redler 1964-2020

Eyal, although I never met Ori "live," I am devastated because of getting to know the two of you so well through cyberspace. I can only offer my condolences.
by laup
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Big Sur - is it OK to upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: Big Sur - is it OK to upgrade

If you need equations in your documents, then both Catalina and Big Sur are problems. MathType is supposed to be developing a version that will work, but that is not promised until sometime in 2021.
by laup
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5016

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

I have done further checking. I ran into problems previously when I inserted images in pdf format (making it possible for publishers to edit figures without having my original drawing-program files). As I recall, this created problems with some journals because they would translate the pdfs into Wor...
by laup
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5016

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

Wow, I never thought of that! Is this effect a bug or a feature? I don't understand the logic that must be driving this. It may be compelling. For years, I have used in-line wrapped figures because, when I have not, I have run into very annoying problems with exported versions of the manuscript. I d...
by laup
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5016

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

I have put a-two-page file illustrating the problem is at

http://www.mediafire.com/file/xeo5tbkt1 ... ellel/file
by laup
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5016

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

Ah, so you want the caption to be *above* the figure, now I understand. :–) There is a setting "Keep with next", where one specifies the number of lines in the next paragraph, but this does not seem to work when the next paragraph is an image. The Keep-with-next-field in the Paragraph style palette...
by laup
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5016

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

Sorry, I apparently did not explain well. Here's the picture Text... (paragraph style) Figure Caption (a tag flow with Figure Caption style) Image (e.g., a .png) (Figure Placement style) Text (paragraph style) If all of this appears low on a page, then Mellel may insert a page break between Figure C...
by laup
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5016

Keeping caption and figure together

I have an auto-title and style for Figure Title . The style specifies next paragraph as Figure Placement . I use this to insert figures that are typically .png images. How do I assure that the figure title and image remain together, rather than separated by a page break? There is a setting "Keep wit...
by laup
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Selective acceptance of changes
Replies: 0
Views: 4486

Selective acceptance of changes

As of now, if one selects a bunch of text and specifies that changes within the selection be accepted, this does not cause changes to be accepted within notes occurring in the selected text. Instead, it seems that one must select the notes one by one to accept changes. Two questions: 1. Would it be ...
by laup
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Selective acceptance of changes
Replies: 0
Views: 4401

Selective acceptance of changes

As of now, if one selects a bunch of text and specifies that changes within the selection be accepted, this does not cause changes to be accepted within notes occurring in the selected text. Instead, it seems that one must select the notes one by one to accept changes. Two questions: 1. Would it be ...
by laup
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Migrate spelling dictionary
Replies: 2
Views: 1969

Re: Migrate spelling dictionary

Ah, thanks. My migration is between computers rather than apps. This should work.