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by jannuss
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Hebrew word breaks at end of line character
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Hebrew word breaks at end of line character

I've never seen such strange behavior with Hebrew. A little more information please: -- is this the only document with this behavior or do all your Hebrew documents have the problem? -- is this a Hebrew [left-ti-right] document or is the Hebrew embedded in English [right-to-left] text? -- what font(...
by jannuss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Create placeholder for Hebrew vowels
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Create placeholder for Hebrew vowels

Wow, what a strange keyboard! Alef on the shift?? I touch-type using the standard Israeli keyboard layout which is what Apple offers with "Hebrew" input. Like QWERTY, this layout was created by typewriter manufacturers way back when and is what is taught in the schools here. Getting back to Mark's o...
by jannuss
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Create placeholder for Hebrew vowels
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Create placeholder for Hebrew vowels

Darryl,

My experience is that this sometimes works with Ezra, but never with SBL

Could you explain how you defined the space-holder character.

Janet
by jannuss
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Create placeholder for Hebrew vowels
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Create placeholder for Hebrew vowels

Sorry, sorry, there's a step I forgot to explain: When you select the dotted circle from the Character Viewer window, you can't simply chose the "parve" 25CC glyph. You have to select the correct Font Variation for the font you are using -- for Ezra, the Ezra variation; for SBL Hebrew, the SBL varia...
by jannuss
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Create placeholder for Hebrew vowels
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Create placeholder for Hebrew vowels

Mark, I sent a reply earlier today explaining what you just said -- for some reason it didn't get through to the forum. Short answer: the solution depends on the font you are using, not the keyboard. With much difficulty, I was able to force Ezra SIL to place vowels correctly under a the dotted circ...
by jannuss
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page margins incorrect in print
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Page margins incorrect in print

When I click on paper size A4, I get a list of all the options and to the right of each is an arrow. Click on the arrow and the choices are A4 [default] and A4 borderless. Perhaps this is a function of the printer you are using. I have an HP Officejet 6950. I seemed to remember seeing the A4 borderl...
by jannuss
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page margins incorrect in print
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Page margins incorrect in print

Chris, I doubt if this is the answer, but just in case check out File/Page setup/Paper Size.
There are two definitions to "A4," regular A4 and borderless.
I you using the correct one for your work?

Janet
by jannuss
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Surprise -- Right-to-Left booklets
Replies: 0
Views: 996

Surprise -- Right-to-Left booklets

Friends, We all get used to working a certain way with a specific subset of an applications options. I try to break this habit by regularly "walking-through" windows and settings I don't ordinarily touch. Yesterday I had a very pleasant surprise: in Print/Layout/two-sided=booklet, select the second-...
by jannuss
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page smaller than it should when printed
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Page smaller than it should when printed

Curiouser and curiouser The only two places left where Mellel changes the look of printed out are in -- File/Page Setup [make sure you have 100% selected] and -- the Print/Mellel 4/Layout, but I don't know what you could do there to create the affect you describe. Maybe try adding an annotation, del...
by jannuss
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page smaller than it should when printed
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Page smaller than it should when printed

MonE, one thing that might cause this is annotations (comments)
-- if you select Export annotations [lower left of the Export to pdf window], and
-- if you have used annotations with this document but none currently appear on this page
then you will get exactly what you describe.

Janet
by jannuss
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: signature
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: signature

Of course, there's an obvious work-around: scan your signature into a jpeg file and insert that file in the text when you need it.

Janet
by jannuss
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: A call for tables

Tables can be very convenient with translations, particularly in my case: Hebrew/English. -- Hebrew is right-to-left and tends to be very terse. -- English is left-to-right and wordy. I can make the English column wider than the Hebrew one. Also, if the Hebrew has NIKUD (vowel marks), I usually set ...
by jannuss
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: A call for tables

Keyboard shortcuts: Would you prefer if we flipped the shortctus around? Tab for tab and command+tab to switch to the next cell? Of course! The tab should function as a tab and some other shortcut should ve used to jump to the next cell, alt-tab or some other. UI for setting line attributes: Is the...
by jannuss
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: A call for tables

And one like-to-have and opposed to need-to-have: vertical text

Janet
by jannuss
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: A call for tables

Most of the tables I use are small and simple. 1. The thing I'm missing most are -- the ability to center a table automatically -- in-line tables, alongside of text 2. I find the definition of keyboard shortcuts annoying: in order to insert a tab into the text I have to press alt-tab because the tab...