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by aperriman
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: two windows one document
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: two windows one document

I think it would be a really useful facility. I use Ulysses for blog posts, and that now has a second editor. I've just finished off a lengthy book MS, and not being able to see other parts of the document easily while editing was probably the only thing that had me wishing I was doing it in Word—th...
by aperriman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: split view
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: Feature request: split view

I'll add my voice to this. It would make editing long documents so much easier.
by aperriman
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quick index defaults to first index
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Quick index defaults to first index

Thanks. I couldn't get the shortcut to stick on my iMac but it works OK on a different machine.
by aperriman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quick index defaults to first index
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Quick index defaults to first index

I have two indexes for a document. Using Quick Index, I select the text I want to index in the document, I select the second of the two indexes in the dialogue box, click Add Record, then Add Record & Mark to create the index entry and mark the text. Fine. But when I go to select the next item of te...
by aperriman
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Disable spelling for some text
Replies: 0
Views: 8070

Disable spelling for some text

Is there a way to disable spell-checking for certain types of text in a document? I use a lot of transliterated text and it would be helpful to assign a "do not spell check" attribute to it (eg. by using a character style variation) in order to avoid unnecessary highlighting. I haven't been able to ...
by aperriman
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: auto-title dialogue zoom
Replies: 1
Views: 7860

Feature request: auto-title dialogue zoom

I noticed this request on an old thread : 3) A preference to have the text in the citation dialogue box in a certain typeface and size. The text in the dialogue is so small I can barely read it (it is in the 'actual' size and font of your text at 100% zoom, regardless of the zoom level that you are ...
by aperriman
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles
Replies: 9
Views: 15173

Re: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles

I guess this is the best that can be done given the way Mellel works currently—I was hoping I'd missed something. But I would suggest that the structural differentiation between the underlying paragraph formatting and formatting applied secondarily to text in the paragraph would be useful. It would ...
by aperriman
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles
Replies: 9
Views: 15173

Re: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles

Indeed, but as I said, pasting as plain text strips any character style variations, so then I have to go back and redo any italics in the pasted text.
by aperriman
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles
Replies: 9
Views: 15173

Copy and paste between different paragraph styles

I generally have footnote text smaller than body text. If I copy and paste body text into a footnote, the size (and font) of the body text is retained. So I then have to reapply the footnote paragraph style to get the pasted text to match the size (and font) of the footnote. If I paste plain text, o...
by aperriman
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Reverting autotitles to regular text
Replies: 0
Views: 3431

Reverting autotitles to regular text

It's possible to format a regular paragraph as an autotitle by double clicking on the autotitle level in the palette (or via the Title dialogue box). I haven't found an easy way to reverse the process—to turn an autotitle back into regular text. Am I missing something?
by aperriman
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Hide footnotes in compact view
Replies: 0
Views: 3380

Hide footnotes in compact view

I saw some discussion of this back in 2008 but nothing since. I think it would be a simple but very useful feature to be able to toggle view/hide the footnotes at the bottom of the page. They are visually distracting.
by aperriman
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Bug when moving content via outline view
Replies: 2
Views: 3058

Re: Bug when moving content via outline view

I'm surprised this hasn't been fixed. The page break should be inseparable from the autotitle. I've also found that if a subheading is moved in the outline just above, eg., a chapter heading with a page break before it, it gets inserted between the page break and the chapter heading, rather than abo...
by aperriman
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What's next for Mellel 3.4?
Replies: 48
Views: 77027

Re: What's next for Mellel 3.4?

A small thing. I would like to see an easier way of applying and removing autotitles. I would like to be able to place the cursor in a paragraph and simply click on the autotitle to apply it to the whole paragraph—at the moment either I have to use the dialogue box or "untitled" is inserted into the...
by aperriman
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Cursor disappears and no formatting in tables
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

Re: Cursor disappears and no formatting in tables

It looks as though the document had got mangled in some way. This is the first time I've used tables. I copied everything into a new document and the problem seems to have corrected itself.
by aperriman
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Cursor disappears and no formatting in tables
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

Cursor disappears and no formatting in tables

I'm running Mellel 3.2.4b2 on OSX 10.8.5. I have a problem with the cursor in tables. On first click on a cell the cursor appears though it does not blink as in normal text. On second click on text in the same cell it disappears though I can type at the location. If I then click on another cell and ...