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by jannuss
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: writing direction
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: writing direction

I'm not entirely sure that would be a good idea. First, I have a lot of complaints about the way Mail mixes R2L and L2R text. Second, I often need to start a R2L or L2R document with text in the opposite direction. For example, a Biblical quote in Hebrew followed by a discussion in English. Finally,...
by jannuss
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Using/Printing comments
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Using/Printing comments

This is helpful but .... 1. if several of us are working together on a document using Track Changes, each gets a different color and the Comments get lost in shuffle. 2. Yes, saving the change history separately is an option. Though this may also get messy if the document ends up going through sever...
by jannuss
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Using/Printing comments
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Using/Printing comments

Yes it's all very confusing since track changes and comments both appear in the annotation plane and both appear/disappear as the plane is tuned on and off. And, if I'm not mistaken, both use in the same yellow. What I would like to be able to do -- as far as I can tell this can't be done -- is to p...
by jannuss
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Using/Printing comments
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Using/Printing comments

Thanks, Venesy, only this doesn't work.

Unchecking Annotations on Exporrt PDF removes the annotations plane but not the changes themselves.

If I changed the letter a to b I will get crossed out a followed by b. This is not a "clean" document.

Janet
by jannuss
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Using/Printing comments
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Using/Printing comments

OK, I found it: you turn off comments by deactivating Track Changes

Grrrrrrrrrr

Now I like comments even less.

Janet
by jannuss
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Using/Printing comments
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Using/Printing comments

Friends, I've never liked comments: I find they rapidly get very messy and confusing. But, some of my colleagues insist on using them. What I lack is means to export my document to pdf and/or print it clean of all comments -- I only wish to see the final version, not the deleted words. This is such ...
by jannuss
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: French typography : automatic no-break before ? ; : !
Replies: 14
Views: 13893

Re: French typography : automatic no-break before ? ; : !

Hi Marcoup, The question of straight versus curved apostrophes is also a font issue. With an American English keyboard, cap-option-] gives a right-curving apostrophe for some fonts and q right-straight one for others. Similarly, cap-option-[ sometimes gives a left-curving apostrophe and sometimes le...
by jannuss
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: No break
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Feature request: No break

tommasino wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:41 pm
In InDesign there is an option called “No break” which prevents a line break across the selected characters. I could really use that in Mellel as well.
Thomas
Not exactly a solution, but close: Insert/Special Characters/Space includes several no-break options

Janet
by jannuss
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

Just looked it up: "imposition" is the process of printing multiple pages on both sides of a single large sheet so that when the sheet is folded the pages fall into order with the correct orientation. This is a very well-defined process: printing four pages on a single large sheet, the front of shee...
by jannuss
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

OK. I spoke with my printer: He doesn't remember the specific problem I had, but he agrees that these kind of problems are usually font-oriented. If, he says, an error message appears about a bad font as soon as you go to print, that's it. The file is useless. However, if no message appears, the sol...
by jannuss
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

So, it was a "strange" font afterall.

I'll ask my printer what he did to work around the problem that I had.

Janet
by jannuss
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

-- Export as pdf probably works directly with some standard pdf conversion utility -- Print as pdf probably also works directly with some standard conversion utility I've always assumed these two were the same, but Eyal seems to imply that they are not I turned on Activity monitor while exporting, t...
by jannuss
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

I had something similar when I tried to print a pdf generated by WORD which I received from a large organization. My printer -- who was able to print it -- explained that the cause was unusual/special-purpose fonts. I suspect the PC/Mac divide may have contributed to the problem. Are you using speci...
by jannuss
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quote Marks in Hebrew?
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Quote Marks in Hebrew?

Andrew, You've given me a lot of food for thought -- I never bothered to differentiate between apostrophe and gerish before. Most of the fonts I use are purchased from Israeli foundries. Here too there is no common ground. The people at fontbit, for example, define straight or curved marks depending...
by jannuss
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quote Marks in Hebrew?
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Quote Marks in Hebrew?

And, Andrew, once you solve the problem of quotes, there are a few other issues you will have to address 1. Transliteration: writing a foreign word in Hebrew characters can be difficult if you don't have the right characters. For example, my name, Janet. There is no "J" character in Hebrew. I write ...