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by Icelander
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Extra line of spaces inserted in Bibliography
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Extra line of spaces inserted in Bibliography

If you are getting empty lines after a reference in the bibliography, I would first check the Format Manager in Bookends. Does an empty line always follow a certain Reference Type (Book, Edited Book, Journal article, etc.) or does this happen randomly? An empty line could represent an empty field in...
by Icelander
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Searching for words typed in superscript?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Searching for words typed in superscript?

Are you saying, you have the citations in footnotes? What words become superscripted? Are these words a part of a citation? Check your citation definition in Bookends Format Manager. Do you see any "^" (without the quotes) there? ^ at the beginning and the end of a field causes the field content aft...
by Icelander
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bookends: Exclude authors and title parameter
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Bookends: Exclude authors and title parameter

Using &, as described in Bookends User Guide v13.2, p. 255, does not work in Mellel 4. Instead you can use hypen or dash to suppress the author and title. If your citations are in the MLA style (Author Year), i.e. with no title , you can also use % instead of &. By the way, if I understand you corre...
by Icelander
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Finalizing a document - how to deal with citations?
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Finalizing a document - how to deal with citations?

with Live Bibliography turned on, there is a re-scan of the citations each time the Mellel document is re-opened, meaning that manual edits will be over-written. I see now you're absolutely right! Thanks for pointing this out. Hmm (scratching my head)… I wonder whether this is a bug. I can't think ...
by Icelander
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Finalizing a document - how to deal with citations?
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Finalizing a document - how to deal with citations?

It might be nice if there were some option to over-ride the citation produced by Bookends in a persistent manner that would survive a re-scanning of the document. As far as I can see, the only way to avoid this is to have Live Bibliography turned on from the very beginning. Live Bibliography seems ...
by Icelander
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Handling of URLs in bibliography
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Handling of URLs in bibliography

I just skimmed the article by Angela Gibson; I truncated the long URL I mentioned earlier, and it worked!
I have always used 'Short Menu' to shorten URLs, so I have never thought much about this until now. :lol:
by Icelander
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Handling of URLs in bibliography
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Handling of URLs in bibliography

I'm constrained for the moment by the MLA Style Guide's recommendations for dealing with URLs But as you say yourself, these guidelines are *recommendations* and not a law. I guess this ultimately depends on your doctoral advisor. The MLA Handbook 8th edition recommends the inclusion of URLs, but a...
by Icelander
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Handling of URLs in bibliography
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Handling of URLs in bibliography

In some cases, the URL comes at the end of a line and is splint into two parts. This […] has the side-effect that the URL is broken. I personally prefer to have the URL on an own separate line. That prevents it from breaking, to me it looks more appealing and it sets it clearly off visually from ot...
by Icelander
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Finalizing a document - how to deal with citations?
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Finalizing a document - how to deal with citations?

everything looks excellent, except for a few minor details with my citations that I would like to clean up manually If the Bookends format you use is correctly formatted, you shouldn't need to clean up the output manually. in some places I mention the name of the author to whom I am referring in th...
by Icelander
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Auto Title maintains paragraph attributes after Return
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Auto Title maintains paragraph attributes after Return

markjulie wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:13 pm
What small point am I overlooking in my formatting of styles?
It's the LineBreak. Remove Tab LineBreak from the Auto Title, and the next line will then revert to Body paragraph.
I don't understand why you are putting Tab LineBreak into the Auto Title. What's the purpose of that?
by Icelander
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Suppressing page number on second page
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Suppressing page number on second page

I wonder is there any way to suppress page numbers on the second as well as the first page of a section? Well yes, if you remove the footer in the Page palette –> Attributes. But you need to enter a Page style break after the second page in order to get a new footer for the remaining pages. You cou...
by Icelander
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page break and section break for new chapter
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Page break and section break for new chapter

joseph_anton wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:44 pm
You were indeed correct regarding the solution to this issue.
I'm glad to hear that it's now working. : -)
by Icelander
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Page break and section break for new chapter
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Page break and section break for new chapter

now I have the problem that my page numbers also start from 1 again for each chapter! Try the options in the Page palette . If that solves the problem, safe the settings as a new Page style for future use. If you revert to what you did first ("I have selected "Section break" in the "insert before" ...
by Icelander
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Glossary
Replies: 3
Views: 5704

Re: Glossary

The Index feature would almost support it if only the Remarks field could be set to show in the resulting index. […] enter the definition/description of a term in the Remarks field Instead you can do this: 1. Double-click on an Index Record. 2. Under See/See Also, click on "+ Add a Reference" and c...
by Icelander
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Glossary
Replies: 3
Views: 5704

Re: Glossary

I would like have access to this glossary, by hyperlinks. I can’t see how it is possible to do that with Mellel. Moreover, if that was possible, it would be very convenient that the reader could return to the text at this point of departure : how can I do that? It seems you're talking about a book ...