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by macula
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Any updates coming up?
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

Any updates coming up?

Hello folks, I wonder, what is the average frequency of Mellel updates—i.e. non-trivial updates, excluding for example those that merely restore compatibility with a new version of Bookends. This is good software already, but like all software needs a spinning development cycle to stay alive, both t...
by macula
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to delete references in Bookends
Replies: 12
Views: 3822

Re: How to delete references in Bookends

You can sort your bibliographic entries by creation date (e.g. from most recent to oldest). Assuming that you haven't added any other (or too many) references after your accidental import, the imported references should appear one after the other at (or near) the top of the list. Just select them al...
by macula
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Text input lag in long-ish Mellel doc
Replies: 13
Views: 4935

Re: Text input lag in long-ish Mellel doc

Hi, I had problems in my thesis (100,000 words, 300 pages, approx. 70 figures): if I inserted a complex figure inline, and then began typing without a paragraph break in between, then typing would slow to a crawl. DRM Did these issues result in crashes or text corruption eventually? Put otherwise, ...
by macula
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Table of contents and paragraph styles
Replies: 1
Views: 2059

Table of contents and paragraph styles

Hello, I am having difficulties setting the paragraph styles to be used with my tables of contents. I have created a special paragraph style for this purpose, titled "TOC text." In the auto titles flow setup, under "TOC format" for each auto-title level, I select the elements to be included in each ...
by macula
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Stability problems with Mellel 2.7.3
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

Re: Stability problems with Mellel 2.7.3

Thanks, Eyal. This hasn't happened again in two days of use, and I cannot reproduce it. If it starts happening again I'll try to figure out the pattern and report back to you. Assuming it isn't Mellel, my two suspects are TextExpander (has been quitting by itself quite often) and Adobe Acrobat Pro (...
by macula
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Stability problems with Mellel 2.7.3
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

Stability problems with Mellel 2.7.3

I am running Mellel 2.7.3 (build 2) under MacOS 10.6.2 on a 4GB Macbook with lots of free disk space. No software or hardware component of the system behaves erratically, and in fact the system is rock-solid overall. Every now and then, however, Mellel begins to have problems with the user input dev...
by macula
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnotes with two columns
Replies: 2
Views: 4993

Re: Endnotes with two columns

Thanks very much—that's not perfect but a good start indeed.
by macula
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnotes with two columns
Replies: 2
Views: 4993

Endnotes with two columns

Hello, I need to have my notes placed at the end of the document (endnotes). Most of my endnotes are very short bibliographic references, such as Schachter, Das Drama des Ursatzes , 210. So it would make sense to use a two-column section for the notes instead of wasting an entire line per note. I fa...
by macula
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Snow Leopard's spell checker means something different
Replies: 8
Views: 5923

Re: Snow Leopard's spell checker means something different

That was a very useful survey, Don. Thank you. If the "automatic by language" function is too complex and complicated, then it may be wise for Mellel developers to focus their efforts elsewhere. I must stress however that, as we all know, texts tend in many subfields of the humanities tend to be lib...
by macula
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Snow Leopard's spell checker means something different
Replies: 8
Views: 5923

Re: Snow Leopard's spell checker means something different

Don, I respectfully refute your claim. :-) I just tried the "automatic by language" setting of the spelling checker on TextEdit, typing chunks of text in: English French German Modern Greek … and English again The spelling checker correctly and instantly recognized the language correctly in each cas...
by macula
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: When is 2.7.3 coming out?
Replies: 10
Views: 5134

Re: When is 2.7.3 coming out?

Here's hoping that the update will resolve all issues with the spelling checker.
by macula
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: spelling and grammar checker
Replies: 15
Views: 12930

Re: spelling and grammar checker

Bump! This begins to border on the absurd. A blatant bug that persists across versions with no word of comfort/acknowledgement/explanation from RedleX. Simply put, spelling checking is broken with automatic language detection. If this is impossible to fix, then please remove the "feature" altogether...
by macula
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: BibDesk with Mellel?
Replies: 26
Views: 18870

Re: BibDesk with Mellel?

I abandoned Endnote for Bookends a few months ago as part of a large-scale "clean up" of my scholarly tools and materials. I have found Bookends to be more flexible than Endnote in terms of accommodating various bibliographic styles (especially the footnote-based styles often used in the humanities)...
by macula
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.
Replies: 14
Views: 5754

Re: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.

I'm in agreement with Don. While I prefer Mellel for writing my texts—regardless of the situation, it is usually my first stop—there must be a limit as to what a "word processor" is expected to do, and when one ought to employ a "page layout" tool. I disagree. While a word processor cannot be every...
by macula
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.
Replies: 14
Views: 5754

Re: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.

I have been drooling over the thought of an "object-oriented" approach to style definition. High-level styles would be abstract, with minimal settings (properties), and lower-level styles would inherit those settings, adding more or perhaps even overriding some settings of their ancestors. In such t...