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by nvalvo
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature Request: True multi-lingual spell check.
Replies: 56
Views: 36858

Feature Request: True multi-lingual spell check.

Forgive me if this is already here; I gave a cursory effort at searching first. My oldest feature request for Mellel is the ability to designate the language of text (probably at the level of character style) for the purposes of spellcheck . The Character Appearance palette has a language pulldown m...
by nvalvo
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel HTML export — experimental XSLT stylesheet
Replies: 17
Views: 17059

Interesting. Thanks for working on this. I learned a fair amount poking through your script and xsl thingy, too.
by nvalvo
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: no keyboard shortcut for footnotes
Replies: 2
Views: 2719

FA1: fear not, this is an easy fix, methinks. In the doc that is mistreating you, try this. Go to Insert > Note > Edit Note Attributes... In the sheet that opens, each of your note styles has a keyboard shortcut or (I suspect in your case) a little "-" [dash]. Click on the dash, and pick a keyboard ...
by nvalvo
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature Request: ALL CAPS Option for Character Styles
Replies: 5
Views: 4597

Understanding the font issues involved, this would be a good thing to be able to do in New and Improved Find and Replace. I think you can; actually, now that I think about it, you can't do it all that well. Hmm.
by nvalvo
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: Draft View (no pagination indicators)
Replies: 2
Views: 4595

This could be usefully/awesomely conjoined with the extra outline abilities: the ability to rearrange, hoist, etc. at the level of the outline, moving text around structurally as it were.
by nvalvo
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Line Numbers: a low-priority feature request
Replies: 0
Views: 3594

Line Numbers: a low-priority feature request

Writing about literature, it sometimes happens that I want to set in my documents a quotation of verse. For longer or discontinuous quotations, it would be helpful to be able to set them with line numbers, so that I can refer back to "Line 7" without causing confusion. In English, we customarily do ...
by nvalvo
Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Long separator for footnotes?
Replies: 5
Views: 4098

Note-stravaganza!

I think that's right, Ori. Allow me to rephrase eleuteruiz's request for clarity (and add a bit of my own, sneakily): On page five, say, a footnote begins: ______________ [12] Consectetuer arcu ipsum ornare pellentesque vehicula, in vehicula diam, ornare magna erat felis wisi a risus. Justo fermentu...
by nvalvo
Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Summary After Usage for 3 Weeks
Replies: 45
Views: 25835

Ori said: A. Discussing this in a form of a chat of sorts via iChat or maybe another tool which is more in-depth friendly. (suggestions would be welcome). B. Discussing this in a forum format, but with some special accommodations (e.g., a sticky thread that stays on top for several days). That would...
by nvalvo
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 2.1.1: localisations, paste special, zoom, more
Replies: 25
Views: 17596

Whoever it was who doubted the extreme zooms, I'll stand up for them. I use 1600% occasionally, to line things up.
by nvalvo
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 19559

IN RE text encoding versus font format.

Executive Summary: Unicode is opposed to Western (ISO Latin 1), Arabic (ISO-8859-6), etc. These are text encoding languages. In Safari, Edit > Text Encodings will display a list of these. OpenType is neither PostScript nor TrueType. These are Font formats, or page description languages. Unicode is a...
by nvalvo
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Why does Mellel have no highlighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 11714

Ori -- Hear, hear! Mellel is perhaps the purest word processor I have ever seen. I set pages very simply in a tasteful typeface, and people in my department actually comment when I give them something I've made, say in seminar. That said: my writing process happens among a number of applications, in...
by nvalvo
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: XML crashes Smultron / TextWrangler?
Replies: 11
Views: 11294

who would not? I find Oxygen (like many of its Java brethren) to crawl — not too shabby feature set, though. BBEdit (or its free little brother TextWrangler) from BareBones Software has been my constant text editing companion for some years now. It'll handle a big file without flipping out, somethi...