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by DavidH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: F3 keyboard shortcut not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: F3 keyboard shortcut not working

Mellel comes with predefined character style variations but they can be redefined by the user one character style at a time, a power that can come in handy when working with unusual fonts and font combinations. You may have inadvertently redefined the C or F3 character style variation in some of you...
by DavidH
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How do Mellel users take notes?
Replies: 5
Views: 5168

Re: How do Mellel users take notes?

When notes come in discrete well-defined chunks and are not directly tied to a particular piece of writing already under way, whether they’re very permanent (journal entries, contacts, memoranda) or very temporary (brainstorming), I like Tinderbox. But I don’t find it easy to compare the text of mul...
by DavidH
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: changing order of style sets
Replies: 1
Views: 3099

Re: changing order of style sets

The order in the Style Sets menu and the Edit style sets dialogue is always alphabetical by name. (There may be a brief delay before you see a renamed Style Set in its permanent alphabetical order position.) As far as I can tell, the only way to change the order is to change the name. As a general r...
by DavidH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: MathType and Catalina
Replies: 2
Views: 4216

Re: MathType and Catalina

Thanks for the suggestion.
by DavidH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Mellel and Bookends on a MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6
Replies: 2
Views: 3697

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

I used older versions of Mellel and Bookends together regularly on 10.13.6 when it was new, and newer versions of both programs continue to support it. Bookends currently wants 10.10 or later, Mellel 10.7 or later. The two programs get along well together in my experience. You should be fine for the...
by DavidH
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Default opening
Replies: 1
Views: 3436

Re: Default opening

The video on fonts isn't a general introduction to the Mellel interface and could be a little misleading on this point. To get to the various dropdown menus relating to fonts you need to have the Character palette open with the Attributes tab selected. From the menus you get this with Window > Toggl...
by DavidH
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: MathType and Catalina
Replies: 2
Views: 4216

MathType and Catalina

To judge from discussions in this forum, a good number of Mellel owners have relied on MathType to add equations and formulas to Mellel documents. A year or so back Wiris took over the development of MathType from Design Science. The other day Wiris wrote to owners of their newest version (like me) ...
by DavidH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Can't send fax
Replies: 1
Views: 3370

Re: Can't send fax

I don't have your printer or a fully comparable one. But the dropdown menu in the Print dialog box (which shows "Mellel 4" until you press and hold) includes an option at the bottom, Printer Features. Pick it and it adds various printer specific options to the dialog box, options that otherwise rema...
by DavidH
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Reference symbols and Note symbols lose their links after export as PDF
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Re: Reference symbols and Note symbols lose their links after export as PDF

It's how pdf export from Mellel has worked for many years.
by DavidH
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Separate a bit text and footnote calls
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

Re: Separate a bit text and footnote calls

You might try "Thin Space" or "Hair Space" available on the Insert>Special Characters>Space submenu.
by DavidH
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Nitpick: adding rows to tables
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Re: Nitpick: adding rows to tables

As I read the documentation for the new version, additions within the body of an existing table must be made one row or column at a time.
by DavidH
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Long document variable does not respect document borders
Replies: 5
Views: 7015

Re: Long document variable does not respect document borders

I wouldn’t want to see any change in the current behavior of document variables myself. I think it’s more useful than the behavior called for by earlier contributors to this thread. I think it’s a feature, not a bug. Document variables are best used to automate changes in brief recurrent bits of tex...
by DavidH
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Embedding fonts in a PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

Re: Embedding fonts in a PDF

Mellel embeds in a pdf the subset of characters actually used from each font the document uses. You can confirm this by opening the pdf in Acrobat Reader and looking under the Fonts tab under File > Properties. This is enough to assure the document has the right appearance for users who don’t have t...
by DavidH
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: how to remove auto-title attribute?
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: how to remove auto-title attribute?

The dynamic parts of an auto-title don't form part of the searchable text of a document in the first place, for reasons that have to do with its role in organizing the document and outline. I believe the closest you can get to what you want is a multi-step step process: Select and copy the static pa...
by DavidH
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Cross references and paragraph styles
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: Cross references and paragraph styles

Insert Reference on the Reference Palette, Cross Reference on the Insert Menu, or double clicking on an existing Reference will bring up the Edit Reference Window. When that window is open and you click into the field at the bottom displaying the layout of your reference, a new option appears on the...