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by rwg
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Snow Leopard's spell checker means something different
Replies: 8
Views: 6083

Re: Snow Leopard's spell checker means something different

Nisus Writer Pro has a special ability to open HTML documents, better than any of the other programs, as far as I can see. It's ability to work with multiple languages is inferior to Mellel's, but reasonably okay. But Nisus Writer Pro is not my word processing program of first choice, primarily bec...
by rwg
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What's happened to the separator lines?
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

Re: What's happened to the separator lines?

I knew there had to be a simple solution -- the space above and below the separator line was set at 0 points. Changing this brought the separator lines back. But why would this setting have been suddenly changed in all my documents? Anyway, all is well again. Thanks for your help.

Rolf
by rwg
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What's happened to the separator lines?
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

Re: What's happened to the separator lines?

Thank you for the suggestions, but as I mentioned, resetting the separator lines doesn't bring them back. I tried setting a different kind of separator line with a different width, but still no separator line appears. I created a new document, and again no separator line. I downloaded and installed ...
by rwg
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What's happened to the separator lines?
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

What's happened to the separator lines?

After upgrading to 2.7, I've found that the separator lines between the main text and footnotes have disappeared in all my documents (or at least all the ones I have checked so far), and resetting the separator line does not bring it back. Has anyone else experienced this? And, more importantly, how...
by rwg
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Vertical Ruler?
Replies: 2
Views: 2642

Re: Vertical Ruler?

apolaine wrote:Or is there another way of managing this in Mellel?
You could try Aquaruler:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11147

Rolf
by rwg
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: how to get correct modern fractions
Replies: 4
Views: 3380

Re: how to get correct modern fractions

Some OpenType fonts support arbitrary fractions Not just Open Type fonts -- Times, for example, has 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4. In addition, Spell Catcher has a Convert Fractions function, so that if you type, for example, "1/4" followed by a space, it will be automatically converted into a proper fraction. ...
by rwg
Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel shortcut to paste plain text
Replies: 7
Views: 3144

Re: Mellel shortcuts

An alternative is to use the free plug-in PlaintextPaste, which allows you to paste plain text with Command-Shift-V, which is at least an improvement over Mellel's default shortcut. I don't know whether it works in Leopard, but I've been using it for years without any problems. http://www.pozytron.c...
by rwg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Unable to paste CJK into Mellel
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Re: Unable to paste CJK into Mellel

It is interesting to learn that others are not having any problem pasting or opening CJK files in Mellel. If the problem does not lie with Mellel, what could be causing it? And why doesn't it happen when pasting or opening the same files in other programmes? (Perhaps I should mention that I am still...
by rwg
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Unable to paste CJK into Mellel
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Re: Unable to paste CJK into Mellel

I recently realised that something similar happens with Pages too. If I open a Japanese Word document in Pages, copy it, and paste it into Mellel, everything is garbled. If I open the same document in Nisus, copy it, and paste it into Mellel, there is no problem. But a Japanese file exported from Sc...
by rwg
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Unable to paste CJK into Mellel
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Unable to paste CJK into Mellel

Since the latest Mellel update I have found that when copying text containing CJK from Scrivener and pasting it into Mellel, all CJK characters are garbled. Exporting from Scrivener as RTF and importing into Mellel produces the same result, as does opening the RTF file in Nisus, copying it, and past...
by rwg
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: No highlighted word in search bug?
Replies: 11
Views: 4437

Re: No highlighted word in search bug?

I think you will find that the greying out of the "Find" text occurs in other applications too, including Apple's own Preview and Pages. But interestingly it doesn't happen in Nisus (perhaps because it has its own preferences for customizing various highlight colours?).

Rolf
by rwg
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Export oddity
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Re: Export oddity

If I recall correctly, Times Extended Roman was recommended on another forum for its extensive repertoire, and on checking now I find that my version has 1,334 characters as opposed to 1,276 for Times and only 290 for Times New Roman (I'm still on 10.4). But thanks for alerting me to the fact that o...
by rwg
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Export oddity
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Export oddity

I have recently noticed that when exporting as RTF a Mellel document using Times Extended Roman (which I was under the impression is a Unicode font), letters with an umlaut, circumflex, grave, acute, and tilde are converted into Cyrillic letters, while macrons, breves, underdots, etc., export withou...
by rwg
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bug? Random crashes when I press F5
Replies: 8
Views: 3560

Re: Bug? Random crashes when I press F5

You are right about Menu Master not playing well with Mellel. I have had problems too and have added Mellel to the Exclude List in the Menu Master preference pane (Mellel being the only application that has required this drastic action).

Rolf
by rwg
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keyboard Shortcuts
Replies: 13
Views: 6421

I too use Menu Master and also iKey because many of Mellel's built-in keyboard shortcuts have never worked for me and I have found that keyboard shortcuts set through System Preferences often don't stick. But one thing I haven't managed to do is set a keyboard shortcut for the "Go to page..." comman...