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by macula
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Re: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.

nicka wrote:I'm not sure that the correct way to work around this would be for the Redlers to change the behaviour of line breaks. Better to have a bit of the LaTeX sort of intelligence for grouped paragraphs.
Hmm… This sounds interesting. Could you elaborate on how LaTeX handles such cases? Thank you.
by macula
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Re: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.

Macula, I think you may not have understood what DylanMuir was saying. The point is that this only happens if there is the wrong kind of break at the end of the paragraph. Use a normal paragraph break (which you get by pressing return) and the 'problem' goes away. I understand this, Nicka. However,...
by macula
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Re: sentence last sentence in a paragraph.

I agree that this is an absolutely necessary feature and long overdue. Why on earth should a justified paragraph be expected to have a sparse last line? What sort of aesthetics dictate this absurd behavior (which is not unique to Mellel, unfortunately)?
by macula
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: spelling and grammar checker
Replies: 15
Views: 11749

Re: spelling and grammar checker

Personally, I'd like to see one of the developers respond to this thread and explain 1) why the "Automatic By Language" feature of Snow Leopard doesn't work, 2) what would be involved in fixing Mellel to use it, and 3) what Redlers' plans are to do so. +1 I am confident that the Redlers, who are re...
by macula
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: spelling and grammar checker
Replies: 15
Views: 11749

Re: spelling and grammar checker

I concur in the need to dramatically improve spelling checking in Mellel. In its current form it does not live up to expectations: It fails to identify the language automatically and it misidentifies words as misspelled. In the humanities, where language switching within a single paper is the norm, ...
by macula
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Cross reference to numbered list
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Re: Cross reference to numbered list

Excellent! (slaps forehead)

Thank you very much for the solution.
by macula
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Cross reference to numbered list
Replies: 1
Views: 1404

Cross reference to numbered list

Is there a way to bookmark an item within a numbered list and then cross-reference the number under which the bookmarked item appears? For example: HIGHEST SELLING CROPS 1. Fruit 1.1 Apple 1.2 Orange[BOOKMARK!] 1.3 Pear 2. Vegetable 1.1 Lettuce 1.2 Broccoli "As you can see under item [CROSS-REFERENC...
by macula
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Cross reference to numbered list
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Cross reference to numbered list

Is there a way to bookmark an item within a numbered list and then cross-reference the number under which the bookmarked item appears? For example: HIGHEST SELLING CROPS 1. Fruit 1.1 Apple 1.2 Orange[BOOKMARK!] 1.3 Pear 2. Vegetable 1.1 Lettuce 1.2 Broccoli "As you can see under item [CROSS-REFERENC...
by macula
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Header collapses when edited
Replies: 6
Views: 3604

Re: Header collapses when edited

I really hope it is changed soon because, classified as a 'bug' or not, this feels and behaves as "broken." My dissertation specifications explicitly require the page number to be located exactly 2 cm from the bottom of the page. It is virtually impossible to achieve this because as soon as one "tou...
by macula
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tight deadline! Please help with RTF export problems.
Replies: 8
Views: 4427

Tight deadline! Please help with RTF export problems.

I am having a hard time staying calm. Mellel is supposed to be able to export its native documents to the RTF format. I failed to notice any fine print in this proclamation, and I am very disappointed to see that such fine print is due. Case in point: Please take a look at the attached Mellel file (...
by macula
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How do I include to TOC in my dissertation template?
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Re: How do I include to TOC in my dissertation template?

Excellent. Thank you very much.
by macula
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How do I include to TOC in my dissertation template?
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

How do I include to TOC in my dissertation template?

I just realized that, even if one decides to build separate tables of content for chapters, tables, figures, etc., Mellel merges all those lists into a long, aggregate one: List of chapters, immediately followed by the list of tables, the list of figures, the list of examples, etc. Of course, my dis...
by macula
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Auto-Correct Spelling Mistakes
Replies: 13
Views: 9876

Re: Auto-Correct Spelling Mistakes

That's a pity. I hope there is an engineering tradeoff involved here, and that the benefits of Mellel bypassing the Apple APIs counterbalance the loss spelling/substitutions/dictonary functionality.
by macula
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Bug report: Paragraph styles and TOC
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

Bug report: Paragraph styles and TOC

As far as I can tell (but please do try to confirm), there is a little bug in the "edit title flows" sheet. In trying to apply a paragraph style for the TOC (under the "TOC format" tab), the start margin on the ruler needs to be adjusted manually, overriding the setting in the paragraph style. The I...
by macula
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Bug when moving content via outline view
Replies: 2
Views: 3106

Bug when moving content via outline view

My highest-level title flow (autotitle) is set to insert a page break before the title itself, so that it displays each new chapter title on a new page. Now, in outline view, there is a bug presents itself when moving content around (not simply demoting/promoting content via the arrow buttons on the...