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by kjmatthews
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Setting the language for the spell-check
Replies: 24
Views: 10176

Re: Setting the language for the spell-check

Feanaaro wrote:
Eyal Redler wrote:1. It is possible and quite common to switch languages within the same paragraph. I don't think languages, as it relates to spelling, can or should be a paragraph attribute.
If that is true, it should also be true for hyphenation, since words are hyphenated, not paragraphs.
Precisely.
by kjmatthews
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Setting the language for the spell-check
Replies: 24
Views: 10176

Re: Setting the language for the spell-check

I quite agree that, for the languages setting to be truly useful in multilingual documents, hyphenation dictionaries must be tied to language selection.
by kjmatthews
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Orphans/widows in footnotes Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 5824

Re: Orphans/widows in footnotes Revisited

Eyal, I think the idea is that some would like more advanced controls for preventing orphans and widows in footnotes. This would be great even on a case-by-case basis; right now the only way to prevent orphans/widows is to prevent footnotes from splitting entirely, or to split at the paragraph level...
by kjmatthews
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Superscript cut off at top of page
Replies: 8
Views: 4336

Re: Superscript cut off at top of page

Eyal Redler wrote:FYI, we fixed this issue and the fix will be available in the next version of Mellel.
Great!
by kjmatthews
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Orphans/widows in footnotes
Replies: 1
Views: 3382

Re: Orphans/widows in footnotes

I would like to avoid orphans and widows in footnotes by checking the "Keep lines together" option and choosing "At start/end of paragraph" and the value "2" for "Lines at start/lines at end". I was just about to come and post about this myself when I saw your "bump" for this thread. Yes, please, f...
by kjmatthews
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Superscript cut off at top of page
Replies: 8
Views: 4336

Re: Superscript cut off at top of page

Also, can you specify the font, size and line/paragraph spacing you're using? Sure thing. This is with Adobe Garamond Pro, 12pt, 0 in. above paragraph, .083 in. below, double-spaced. I created a new character style to deal with this temporarily. Shifting the baseline down -1 pt. is all that's neede...
by kjmatthews
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Superscript cut off at top of page
Replies: 8
Views: 4336

Re: Superscript cut off at top of page

Could this be font related? Indeed, that seems to be the issue. I may go ahead and make that character style anyway — I am awfully fond of Adobe Garamond Pro. While this problem can be solved with a workaround, shouldn't Mellel be able to properly (and completely) render any font, making whatever a...
by kjmatthews
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Superscript cut off at top of page
Replies: 8
Views: 4336

Superscript cut off at top of page

http://kylejamesmatthews.com/images/examples/footnote.jpg http://kylejamesmatthews.com/images/examples/footnote2.png As you can hopefully see in the relatively poor photo and screenshot I've copied above, the tips of my superscripted footnote reference symbols are cut off when they occur at the top...
by kjmatthews
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: lodging a complaint (Mellel too complicated!)
Replies: 16
Views: 10096

Re: lodging a complaint (Mellel too complicated!)

rpcameron wrote:While Mellel is definitely a powerful word processor, it has horrible defaults.
I wonder what, exactly, a "better" default style set would look like.
by kjmatthews
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Save Version/Discard changes
Replies: 9
Views: 5402

Re: Save Version/Discard changes

Also, Mountain Lion adds the option "Save All" which I don't find documented anywhere. I assume this is an option to save without versions. and That means that Apple has back-tracked and removed the demand that all applications only save as versions . . . interesting. Janet I'm not sure if those co...
by kjmatthews
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Save Version/Discard changes
Replies: 9
Views: 5402

Re: Save Version/Discard changes

-- in 3.0 [which uses the new "Save as Version" option], when I close the file, it simply closes with no questions asked. When I reopen the document, the sensitive information is missing. If you're on Mountain Lion, does checking the box labeled "Ask to keep changes when closing documents" in Syste...
by kjmatthews
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Repeated Citation Lacks Page Number
Replies: 1
Views: 2678

Re: Repeated Citation Lacks Page Number

It's a Bookends thing (and is actually my fault).

The short version of the story is that you don't need to cite the same page twice in a row in MLA, unless the consecutive citations span different paragraphs. You only need to cite the page at the end of all the material you've cited from that page.
by kjmatthews
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Hyphenation by language
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

Hyphenation by language

Now that we can set the language of individual words/phrases, has anyone brought up the idea of tying hyphenation to the specified language? Would that be as useful for the rest of you as it would be for me?
by kjmatthews
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: New Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

Re: New Video

Eyal Redler wrote:I think I'm a bit to old to fix my accent...
Nor should you! An Israeli accent is a wonderful thing (at least in my opinion…).
by kjmatthews
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: and on to 3.1
Replies: 25
Views: 15836

Re: and on to 3.1

The 3.0 update was a major improvement for the way I use Mellel/Bookends, not just thanks to the major features (language switching and live bibliography) but to smaller improvements as well (especially the enhanced granularity of page and section settings). Since the Redlers began a discussion on i...