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by DavidH
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Ori Redler 1964-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: Ori Redler 1964-2020

My thoughts are with you. My very best to you and yours.
by DavidH
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Numeral Alignment to Period in Lists
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Numeral Alignment to Period in Lists

Looks like you need what Mellel calls a reverse tab, placed on the ruler just to the right of where you want your periods to be. The reverse tab icon is the next to last one in the tab well at the left hand end of the toolbar. Drag that icon onto the ruler where you want the reverse tab to be, once ...
by DavidH
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Some lines are hidden
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Some lines are hidden

This bug has been reported and the Redlers are working on it. It can happen on small files as well as large ones, and selecting the affected paragraphs by dragging over them seems to bring back any missing text. The text isn't gone, it just fails to display properly.
by DavidH
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 5 and docx
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: Mellel 5 and docx

Footnote export is working fine for many of us, and you don't describe any special features of your documents that might be responsible for the problem. You should report this to support and send the Redlers an affected document so they can look for bugs.
by DavidH
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: F3 keyboard shortcut not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

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: 11
Views: 7669

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: 3438

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: 4876

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: 4763

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: 4266

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: 4876

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: 3780

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: 1997

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: 2790

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: 2561

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.