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by alexwein
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: DEVONthink and Mellel
Replies: 16
Views: 13543

Ha, Maria. To the point, as always. I completely agree with you re DT. That's how I use it as well. And I agree that nothing else comes close to it, and I have tried many. But I also know there's no 'one size fits all' for everyone. :) And if you can't see how it makes sense for you, than I guess it...
by alexwein
Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Can't toggle individual palettes
Replies: 5
Views: 3191

I agree that the menu selections under Window are confusing. I'm not really sure what purpose they serve, being listed individually, since it doesn't toggle the individual palette. Thanks for this tip, however. I didn't know how to do this and it's a great space-saver.

Alexandria
by alexwein
Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel for my Thesis?
Replies: 13
Views: 8121

I've also been playing around with outlining. I really really like how I can drag sections about, and completely reorder my document. I've tried doing that in LaTeX and I ended up crying. No need for tears. This is the thing I love most about Mellel and why it is the only choice for me for word pro...
by alexwein
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Should I use Mellel to Write a Book?
Replies: 12
Views: 9479

Hi. I thought I'd add my two cents to this discussion, since I am writing an academic book, of sorts, in Mellel (my dissertation) and find its outlining capabilities to be invaluable. In Word, I was constantly frustrated by having to divide my chapters into separate files, since I never felt comfort...
by alexwein
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: "Draft" view
Replies: 9
Views: 5872

Ditto to everything Timotheus just said!!
by alexwein
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 10601

I'm not fully opposed to this idea, as long as it's an option that can be disabled. Also, if it's going to be implemented, I'm going to recommend doing it the TeX way: 1 hyphen = hyphen; 2 hyphens = en dash; 3 hyphens = em dash. This way it would make it easier to insert en dashes as well, and does...
by alexwein
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 10601

While you may use the em dash for more frequently, please remember that not all locales or styles use the same typography. When we use an em dash in American English, British English style usually calls for an en dash surrounded by thin spaces. Also, American English style also calls for an en dash...
by alexwein
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: learning spelling in rest of document?
Replies: 4
Views: 4587

I notice this happens in programs that use Apple's spell checker. Once you have told it to learn a word, try clicking on an instance of the word that still has red highlighting or underlining and the highlighting should disappear. I think it's just a bug in the system spell checker, but someone may ...
by alexwein
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 10601

Only half-true. The Word feature that converts two hyphens into an em dash also controls the auto-correct for common misspellings. If we're going to go this route, I'd prefer one hyphen for a hyphen, two for an en dash and three for an em dash (just like TeX). Yes, I know this about Word. I was ref...
by alexwein
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:01 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 10601

I'm certain that if you searched through the fora you could find past discussions on auto-correct and similar types of functions for Mellel. Most users fall into one of two categories: those who desperately miss these functions from Word (but who could live without it), and those who vehemently des...
by alexwein
Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Spotlight Searches and Mellel 2.1
Replies: 32
Views: 23504

I downloaded the plug-in off the downloads page, removed the old plug-in, then installed the new plug-in and it works fine with new and old Mellel files. I did not have to re-save anything.

Alexandria
by alexwein
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Why does Mellel have no highlighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 11463

Thanks, Don, for the response. Yes, I thought of sending things as pdf files, but right now some of what I send has to be altered somewhat. So I'm asked to send them as Word files. I pretty much have to do what I'm asked in those cases! So I was wondering the best way to set it up so I can do that. ...
by alexwein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: 2.1 bug?
Replies: 10
Views: 8696

rwg wrote:P.S. Has anyone else found that since around the time of the release of 2.1 the Mellel forum has become very slow in loading?
I have not noticed any slowdown at all. Nor do I have any problems opening Word .docs. Using 2.1.1 also.
by alexwein
Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Why does Mellel have no highlighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 11463

Donb, I have a couple of questions I thought you might be able to answer. I admit I do find Mellel a little hard to get a hold of at times, though once I figure out how to do something, I generally remember it from then on! My biggest concern with Mellel is being able to get it into a format that pu...
by alexwein
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 7898

Hello Wolfgang, Many congratulations on finishing your thesis!! I'm on the final chapter of my dissertation, but am not yet finished. Almost, but not quite! Thanks for sharing your experiences with Mellel. I am having a similar issue with different languages—I have some citations in German (no, I do...