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by zoul
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: 'Remove Formatting' key in Find Dialogue Box
Replies: 2
Views: 2752

Re: 'Remove Formatting' key in Find Dialogue Box

Perhaps I do not understand the appropriate use of the 'Remove Formatting' key. Right, I think You do not :) The point is that the new find dialog allows you to search for text with specific formatting. Try to select a part of your search expression (say “lie”), open the “Main font” palette and set...
by zoul
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: Move search dialog out of the way
Replies: 24
Views: 16984

This (search bar à la Firefox) is a great idea, for it would get rid of the dialog-over-results problem, it is a much better solution then the hopping box and would probably look mighty sexy (at least to me, I like the Firefox search bar or the Mail.app search bar). BUT, it has some serious drawback...
by zoul
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: Move search dialog out of the way
Replies: 24
Views: 16984

Feature request: Move search dialog out of the way

The search&replace dialog almost always hides the found text for me. I would like a preferences option for “Smart search dialog placement” that would move the search dialog out of the way each time a new match is found. I think one of the developers already said in the forum that this is difficult t...
by zoul
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: putting title in header
Replies: 3
Views: 3137

Yep. Simply display the header frame by checking the “Header/Footer frames” in the Show menu (bottom left), click in the header frame and insert desired text. You can also set the title of the chapter to a variable and insert that variable into the header (Insert > Document variables). A better way ...
by zoul
Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Setting styles from keyboard by alphabetic shortcut
Replies: 5
Views: 4315

Paragraph style shortcuts do not help me much, because I insert most of the “non-standard” paragraphs with autotitles – I’d love to have keyboard shortcuts for autotitles. And I am not sure if I like the multiple-key shortcuts (like cmd-something and then something else), is there a way to make them...
by zoul
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Latex in Mellel
Replies: 9
Views: 7038

I think the demand for various special export formats is going to be too low for developers to write them – the right choice here seems to be to vote for the export system and let the users write export plugins for themselves. I would write the LaTeX export myself (although I do not need it) if the ...
by zoul
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: [Discussion] Cross referencing
Replies: 92
Views: 59547

And there is no need to scan continuously the document to update the cross-refs; doing that only when a cross ref is added would suffice. Unfortunately this is not exactly true. Imagine yourself adding some text to the beginning of a long document. If the referenced objects get pushed to a differen...
by zoul
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: [Discussion] Indexing
Replies: 28
Views: 31526

One perhaps simple or even simplistic question I have is about how the indexing fits into the professional indexing situation. When I looked into this 2-3 years ago, professional indexing was still a manual activity. Even the best dedicated software could not replace what the professional indexer d...
by zoul
Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: Page-width and text-width zoom.
Replies: 2
Views: 4839

Feature request: Page-width and text-width zoom.

I think the topic subject pretty much says it all. The page-width zoom would stretch the page to fill the screen (no matter what I do to the window, even if I open the Outline and so on), so that there is never a horizontal scrollbar nor empty space between the page border and the window edge. The t...
by zoul
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Upgrading
Replies: 7
Views: 5141

Maybe it would be worth trying to make a feature request to the author of Sparkle? Because otherwise Sparkle looks very cool (think of the HTML changelog with pictures!).
by zoul
Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What happens when demo expires?
Replies: 3
Views: 3168

The easiest thing to do is to export the files to RTF before the demo expires (I think Mellel displays the number of days left). I’m sure You’ll buy Mellel anyway, it’s worth it :)
by zoul
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Syndication
Replies: 2
Views: 3183

Oh yes please, this would be great.
by zoul
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: keyboard shortcuts working for auto-titles?
Replies: 2
Views: 2920

No luck, sorry. I’d bet developers are going to come with keyboard shortcuts for autotitles in the next minor release, we have to wait…
by zoul
Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Upgrading
Replies: 7
Views: 5141

Some people have already suggested using Sparkle to handle the upgrades, Ori promised to look into it.
by zoul
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: Export system
Replies: 9
Views: 7753

Mac OS X is standard enough a platform that shell scripts shouldn't be all that fragile (or fragile at all, if well coded), and trust issues are… well, pervasive, and no more of a problem in this regard than any other. “Well coded”, that is the point. (I think that majority of the plugins is going ...