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by aechallu
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel vs. MS Word--major advantages of Mellel
Replies: 44
Views: 26231

I completed my dissertation in Mellel, and it worked without any major problems. My dissertation was in English (with some quotations in Spanish) and just used Times 12 throughout. That is, I can't attest for Mellel's opentype and multilanguage functionality, which is one of the major sales point. B...
by aechallu
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: references from archives
Replies: 11
Views: 5534

While Bookends or other solutions would allow Raymond to define custom bibliographic types, I think he wants primary sources to be treated differently from standard bibliographic sources (beyond formatting). Unfortunately the answer is no. There's only one bibliography section, and you can only have...
by aechallu
Sat May 19, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Changing more Auto-title tags at the same time
Replies: 9
Views: 5868

Me too.
by aechallu
Sat May 12, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to reset formatting of autotitles
Replies: 3
Views: 2437

Thanks for the thought, Don. While it's a perfectly logical solution, this didn't solve it.

The paragraph style is reset after re-saving the autotitle flows; but the character style info is not automatically updated if the character style is not the autotitle default.
by aechallu
Fri May 11, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to reset formatting of autotitles
Replies: 3
Views: 2437

How to reset formatting of autotitles

I don't know what I did, but some of my autotitles acquired a different formatting. It seems that this happened after I merged fragments from several documents into my whole manuscript file. The result is that autotitles of the same level have different character styles/variations. I was wondering i...
by aechallu
Sat May 05, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: How should markers be attached from the palette?
Replies: 9
Views: 6051

I agree with your suggestion. I think it's consistent with the "metaphor." The combo box shows the state of a string of characters. Changing the marker that is highlighted should change the state. (In contrast auto-title is no state; double clicking is the right action there, imho).
by aechallu
Tue May 01, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Changes to toolbar and window footer
Replies: 4
Views: 3806

I wholeheartedly agree that the GUI, particularly the toolbar and status bar, is due a major revamp. However, I don't agree with the specifics of your proposal. I instead would like to propose: 1) Cocoa toolbar (i.e. fully customizable and controllable through the top-right window control). 2) I lik...
by aechallu
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Page numbers in bibliography palette
Replies: 11
Views: 8349

Make Outline panel a Navigation panel?

One possible solution to the issue of representing citations and navigating through them is to convert the outline panel into a sort of Navigation Panel. It could be toggled between different navigation forms: 1) outline, 2) quick search à-la-Preview, 3) citations along the lines indicated in these ...
by aechallu
Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Navigating to and through footnotes (and to the outline)
Replies: 1
Views: 2293

I agree with your proposals. The way I thought about having access to footnotes is generalizing the approach to edit autotitles: select and enter. The same can be applied to editing tables. In fact the use of tab in tables to move from one cell to another can be also applied to move between footnote...
by aechallu
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: Export system
Replies: 9
Views: 7747

Thanks for bringing this up again. We really need XSLT transformation to be natively supported in Mellel. And thanks for your great Mellel2Html template!
by aechallu
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature Request: Track changes
Replies: 6
Views: 5525

Thanks Stephen for the illuminating posts. Know I wonder... if Mellel added a <CR> after each ". " (period-space) and kept the xml file "tidy," would SVN be able to be as granular as to the sentence level? I know that SVN and track changes is different, but I would be very happy with just having pla...
by aechallu
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 2.2 rediscovers the freedom to cite, enhances charact
Replies: 21
Views: 12518

I don't need wrap around text, never have, probably never will. But for me, citation can't be improved too much. I agree with this, absolutely. In my area (history, US academia), text formatting and image and table positioning are practically irrelevant in journal and manuscript submissions. And so...
by aechallu
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: Auto-title dialog as a sheet
Replies: 9
Views: 6793

In-line editing, that'd be my vote if it were an option. And what about making the autotitle behave like email addresses in Mail.app? You hover on it, the title transform into the blue rounded thing with the little right arrow on the right. If you press the arrow you can choose to edit the autotitle...
by aechallu
Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Live Bookends reference formatting in Mellel
Replies: 8
Views: 5839

Developers haven't said anything about live formatting, I don't think it's in the roadmap. I enthusiastically second this proposal. If there were live formatting I'll be using the feature intensively. As it works now, I'd rather work on inserting my citations manually.
by aechallu
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: To Undo or not to Undo..
Replies: 29
Views: 25669

Martin: Terrific suggestions, I hope the Redlers are listening.