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by ymeroz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 4 Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Mellel 4 Questions

I did "Check for Updates..." and was given an option to upgrade to 4.0, which I did. However, the version number in the about box is 4.0.0b81. Does that mean it's a beta and got updated by mistake? There is no official update announcement in the forum, and the blog says it will be released "very soo...
by ymeroz
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exports of Mellel 4.0 to Word. Solutions, Expensive and Not?
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Exports of Mellel 4.0 to Word. Solutions, Expensive and

Does 4.0 export styles to Word files?
by ymeroz
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 4
Replies: 17
Views: 10140

Re: Mellel 4

It looks like Mellel is adding more authoring features, along the line of what Scrivener does. While those would be quite welcome, I beg the Redlers to not forget addressing long-neglected existing design issues, even if they are not as exciting. The style system is a convoluted mess: if anything wi...
by ymeroz
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What's next for Mellel 3.4?
Replies: 48
Views: 68864

Re: What's next for Mellel 3.4?

Top things which despite everything else about Mellel, tempt me to switch to other word processors: -- Styles. Document styles and global styles tend to proliferate, and it's very hard to organize them. The minimum, at this point, would be to enable searching for styled text by document style. Right...
by ymeroz
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Jumpy find
Replies: 0
Views: 2125

Jumpy find

If you are searching for a string using the Find dialog and Mellel finds it, its behavior is to scroll the text so the found string is at a certain position within the window, a bit below the top. This happens even if the found text was already within the window, perhaps even on a line where one has...
by ymeroz
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Toolbar
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: Toolbar

Where did the show/hide palettes button go?
by ymeroz
Fri May 20, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Using search string from other applications
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Using search string from other applications

Apologies for what may be more of a general Mac question:
If I type in a search string in another (Cocoa?) application, typically that search string will be copied to the search field in Mellel when I switch back to it. How can this behavior be disabled?
by ymeroz
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: How to keep tables from splitting across pages
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

How to keep tables from splitting across pages

The title says it all... Is there something like the "keep together" paragraph attribute which would move a table to the next page rather than just split it and move some rows?
by ymeroz
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Misplaced diacritics
Replies: 0
Views: 1545

Misplaced diacritics

I have a problem with combining diacritics not being placed correctly. I am using Mellel 2.7.1 and OS X 10.5.8. With some fonts (Times Regular) the combining diacritics are so far to the right of the modified letter that they appear to be over the following letter. With others (Minion Pro) they just...
by ymeroz
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Non-unicode characters
Replies: 10
Views: 6381

Re: Non-unicode characters

rpcameron: Yes, I am trying to reproduce text from an older publication, using this obsolete orthography (Wilhelm Schmidt's Anthropos alphabet, see Anthropos v. 2 (1907) if you are really curious.) As I recall, their r with the wiggle I am talking about corresponds to the usual IPA r. Without the wi...
by ymeroz
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Non-unicode characters
Replies: 10
Views: 6381

Re: Non-unicode characters

It's a combining glyph, used in some older orthographies to indicate a trill: http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp267/ymeroz/x.gif combined like this: http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp267/ymeroz/rx.gif 1923 is the glyph number (decimal, I believe), not the Unicode point (there isn't one). I am ...
by ymeroz
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Non-unicode characters
Replies: 10
Views: 6381

Re: Non-unicode characters

OK, I looked at things closer (using FontExplorer X).

The character I want is a glyph variant (glyph ID 1923), but I don't know what it is a variant of (must be in some OpenType table), or how to access it in Mellel.
by ymeroz
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Non-unicode characters
Replies: 10
Views: 6381

Non-unicode characters

Is Mellel expected to support non-Unicode encoded characters? Specifically, I need to use some non-standard diacritics in Charis Pro. So far I have resorted to using TextEdit.