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by jannuss
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Stop Creating New Documents. Please...
Replies: 13
Views: 3286

Re: Stop Creating New Documents. Please...

I just want the program to become active — that's all — so I can quickly make my own choices with the keyboard. I just want Mellel to become active, THEN to stay out of my way, so I can do what I want, or need, to do. Miles, I hear you: you want to work the way you want to work but -- first, do you...
by jannuss
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Small caps for LORD
Replies: 7
Views: 2976

Re: Small caps for LORD

It's customary to print LORD in small caps in English translations of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible when in the Hebrew there's the Divine Name of YHWH, which Jews would never pronounce as it's the sacred Name of God, so they'd pronounce "Adonai," Lord, instead. Hence LORD in English. Yes, this I u...
by jannuss
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Small caps for LORD
Replies: 7
Views: 2976

Re: Small caps for LORD

Thanks much. I have to export the document to Word for the publisher; maybe it'd make more sense to do the smallcaps formatting in Word, esp if I can't be confident Mellel would transfer it over properly. Is there some reason that you are forced to use small caps? If not, then I would go with all c...
by jannuss
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Small caps for LORD
Replies: 7
Views: 2976

Re: Small caps for LORD

So I'm writing a book, using palatino, and I've figured out finally how to small cap LORD. I have to write it out as lord and then format it using the character open type options in the character palette. But it looks really odd, like it's too small. Any ideas on (1) how to do a sort of find-replac...
by jannuss
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: English punctuation in a RTL context
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: English punctuation in a RTL context

I understand what you are saying, A.D., but I still think placing the question mark on the right is "wrong"

I find שׁבץ seizure of weakness? cramp? very readable
but seizure of weakness? cramp? שׁבץ looks strange to me.

Janet
by jannuss
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: English punctuation in a RTL context
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: English punctuation in a RTL context

This is not my problem, but I would like to know how to fix it. The goal is to create a lexical list for Hebrew, with a Hebrew term followed by English glosses. With the Hebrew term leading, the document is set up to be Right-to-Left. The problem is when the English gloss is uncertain and I put a q...
by jannuss
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Document setup
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: Document setup

you understand very well, I did the A5 size (148x210mm) in Document Setup. After I create a new page style, because the existing one is still A4 (210x297 mm), after I created a new page style and I see that it is set to 210x297 mm. It should be 148x210. Dantoe Document setup does not change the pag...
by jannuss
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Document setup
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: Document setup

I need the A5 print size, ok I change this in the file menu, then go to Page> Style page, but there still A4 (210x297mm)? I don't understand! Dantoe, I'm not totally clear what your problem is . . . I can't repeat it 1. I open a new document with my regular A4 setup 2. Click File/Page Setup/Paper s...
by jannuss
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: New Feature Request: Save All
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

New Feature Request: Save All

I often work on several Mellel documents at once.

If would be very convenient to be able to click "Save All" and exit the application rather than have to save each document individually.

Janet
by jannuss
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Secondary font question
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: Secondary font question

[/quote] Alas that is what is not happening. Gentium Book Basic is the base font for notes. Doulos SIL is the secondary font. Yet when I put the cursor into the Greek text, I find that it still gives the name of the base font, Gentium Book Basic, and not Doulos SIL. Further when I highlight the Geek...
by jannuss
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Secondary font question
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: Secondary font question

I need to put quite a few quotations in Greek in the footnotes of my document. The document itself is written in English. I am trying to set up the secondary font so that it will cover that and invoke the Doulos SIL font when I am copying the Greek text from the document in which I have compiled th...
by jannuss
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Use of the Polish keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 2192

Re: Use of the Polish keyboard

vw, I added Polish-Pro to my input sources and turned on Keyboard Viewer.
I found accented o in both Mellel and TextEdit to the right of the p-key which meant that I did not need to use the alt function to access it.

I don't have the simple Polish keyboard available on my system.

Janet
by jannuss
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel or Pages
Replies: 3
Views: 2659

Re: Mellel or Pages

The big question is: are you using multiple languages or just English?

I haven't spent too much time on Pages, but from what I see switching Right-to-Left/Left-to-right is still a chore.
by jannuss
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Hebrew cantillation mark problem with Taamey David font
Replies: 9
Views: 5967

Re: Hebrew cantillation mark problem with Taamey David font

Out of curiosity I downloaded Taamey Ashkenazy -- exact same problem.
I believe the TAAMIM were copied from here to Taamey David.

Makes me more and more suspicious that the problem comes, at least in part, from the font itself.

Janet
by jannuss
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Hebrew cantillation mark problem with Taamey David font
Replies: 9
Views: 5967

Re: Hebrew cantillation mark problem with Taamey David font

OK, Lyndon, now I see the problem more clearly: the spacing of the TAAMIM to the left of the NIKUD is wrong. For example, the ETNACHTA has been pushed into the KAMATZ under the TET in the 4th word. This also happens to me with Mellel and Taamey David. Like you I'm using Mellel 3.5.1b2 on MacOS Sierr...