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by rpcameron
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: defaults
Replies: 2
Views: 2093

Re: defaults

It could, but that would require the Redlers to write a DOC(X) importer. The DOC(X) importers used in Mellel are those that are part of OS X, and the features that are supported differ with every OS X version. To see what features *can* be imported look at which features TextEdit support, as that is...
by rpcameron
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: adding one language to another
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: adding one language to another

Have you tried setting up 2 different page styles, one for the RTL Hebrew style, and another for the LTR English? Then, you can use a Page Style Break between the 2 documents to separate them. If that won't work, the other way I see to achieve this is to have 2 separate documents. Export/print each ...
by rpcameron
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: minor request for OS dictionary pop-up
Replies: 3
Views: 3612

Re: minor request for OS dictionary pop-up

BTW: There was a request for the feature in the forums dated 29 Jan 2009 that includes a workaround that approximates the floating dictionary window by calling the Dictionary app and opening it with the curretnly highlighted word in Mellel—perhaps that would suffice for your needs. (I remembered the...
by rpcameron
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: minor request for OS dictionary pop-up
Replies: 3
Views: 3612

Re: minor request for OS dictionary pop-up

No, this does not work in Mellel, and probably never will. Mellel does not use OS X's text engine or controls, so thsoe features have to be implemented separately and from-scratch to be included in Mellel. As far as the disctionary popup, I hope the Redlers spend their time working on features that ...
by rpcameron
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Speller
Replies: 3
Views: 2942

Re: Speller

The reason is becaue Mellel does not use Apple's text controls/engine. Therefore, all of the standard features you expect to work in text fields and controls (such as word completion, Emacs bindings, spell checking, dictionary popups, &c.) do not exist in Mellel.
by rpcameron
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Character Spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 6348

Re: Character Spacing

If, as seems unlikely, Mellel is not to have character spacing, is QuarkXPress compatible with Mellel? That is, can I take text, including footnotes and quotations of poetry and the like, from Mellel to Quark? I read a week to two ago what I reckoned was the near-perfectly designed book: Michael In...
by rpcameron
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: autonumbering and xrefs
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Re: autonumbering and xrefs

Yes, Mellel can handle autonumbering setups like that with no problem. Look into the Auto-Title feature of Mellel; you can mix and match numbering schemes, choose which level of numbering to display (even omitting a level if you choose) and also insert any free text you wish around the numbers, incl...
by rpcameron
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering rows in a table
Replies: 11
Views: 4799

Re: Numbering rows in a table

TextEdit will give me a numbered list, and, if - or rather, when -- I forget some item and need to insert it later, it will adjust the numbering automatically. I have always got Pages if I need more than that. Thank you for the suggestions. That's exactly what I was proposing. Mellel does indeed su...
by rpcameron
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering rows in a table
Replies: 11
Views: 4799

Re: Numbering rows in a table

Thank you. Janet, but that will rule out Mellel. TextEdit it must be. I suppose if you're going the TextEdit route, its implementation will be similar to Mellel's. What about a numbered list with a tab stop in the paragraph? Numbering is handled automatically, and you just type the first column, hi...
by rpcameron
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering rows in a table
Replies: 11
Views: 4799

Re: Numbering rows in a table

The easiest way is to add an extra column for the numbers. However, if you are talking about automatically, then no. For situations such as that, I personally coy the text into a text editor such as vim, TextMate or similar, process the information there, then copy it back. Mellel's tables are lacki...
by rpcameron
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Auto-title Find and Replace?
Replies: 10
Views: 12846

Re: Auto-title Find and Replace?

I personally use MultiMarkdown, which includes additional features. Thanks! I found a free app called Texts http://www.texts.io Does MultiMarkdown have the ability to import OPML? Then convert it to MD? MultiMarkdown only takes MMD documents as input, then exports those. However, there are XSLT fil...
by rpcameron
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles
Replies: 9
Views: 13163

Re: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles

Style variations will do that. Just set up your variations similarly, so when you change paragraph/character styles, the underlying text retains which variation it is. So are you saying I can apply a partial character style to a text...? If I have a text with red and bold and superscript etc all mi...
by rpcameron
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles
Replies: 9
Views: 13163

Re: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles

On a related note, I would also like to copy and paste text and retain the character style. But I'd also like to simply change certain aspects of the style. For example, if a text has color or bold and I wish to retain that, but change the font and size, can I apply a partial style? Or create a sty...
by rpcameron
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Auto-title Find and Replace?
Replies: 10
Views: 12846

Re: Auto-title Find and Replace?

In Markdown, you would do something like:

Code: Select all

# Heading 1

## Subheading 1.1

## Subheading 1.2

# Heading 2

## Subheading 2.1

### Sub-subheading 2.1.1
There are perl scripts to translate MD to OPML. I personally use MultiMarkdown, which includes additional features.
by rpcameron
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: iPad and Mac sync
Replies: 9
Views: 16107

Re: iPad and Mac sync

Then if you create a new mellel doc on iPad will it sync over to iCloud on Mac? Thanks. I do not use Mellel on an iPad, so I am uncertain where its document store is. I believe it will appear in a Mellel folder in iCloud Drive. You can also enable the iCloud Drive app on iOS through Settings, and i...