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by laup
Fri May 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: how to remove auto-title attribute?
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: how to remove auto-title attribute?

I see no problem here with Mellel. 1. Copy the header in question (or, if numbered, just the text part) 2. Paste Special as Plain Text as a new line. 3. Delete the previous header. You can do as you wish with the string of text, as usual. If you copied and pasted special an entire numbered auto titl...
by laup
Sun May 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Web for Custom Stuff?
Replies: 0
Views: 8252

Web for Custom Stuff?

Is it possible to store custom styles, autotitles, etc. in the cloud, ideally in Dropbox? If so, where do I specify the location?

Sonny Software made it possible to do this with Bookends, which is very convenient. One sets the location of custom folders in its Preference file.
by laup
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Updated advice on equations and equation numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

Updated advice on equations and equation numbering

It has been some time since these matters were discussed on the Forum. What are the most effective methods people have found for using equations in Mellel, preferably to include automated equation numbering? In the past, I have used MathType and have entered numbers manually (without automation). I ...
by laup
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Table Styles?
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Re: Table Styles?

Great thanks
by laup
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Table Styles?
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Table Styles?

Unless I have missed it, Mellel does not have personalized Table Styles. It would be convenient if one could define table styles and insert them. As a crude substitute, I have created a separate file with tables having 2, 3, and 4 columns, with the cells all in the desired text format and with my pr...
by laup
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How Mellel has failed me
Replies: 12
Views: 5291

Re: How Mellel has failed me

I do not have solutions to all the problems mentioned, but some things I have done may resolve SOME of them: Be sure that all images (including equations) are (1) entered as .pngs, (2) in the format of in-line, and (3) with the wrap button clicked. This is not the default. The PNG files are much sma...
by laup
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Accepting Changes Incrementally
Replies: 5
Views: 3235

Accepting Changes Incrementally

Is it possible to select a paragraph with changes and then accept only the changes in that selection?
by laup
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A clarification regarding Mellel 4.0.3 and "Diamond styles"
Replies: 18
Views: 8496

Re: A clarification regarding Mellel 4.0.3 and "Diamond styles"

I agree with earlier posts (need a nice search feature). However, the problem is larger. The diamonds are very disconcerting. Eyal nicely points out that we could just ignore them and get on with life, but for some of us (I suspect many of those who are obsessive enough to use Mellel rather than the...
by laup
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnotes to Footnotes and Vice Versa
Replies: 4
Views: 6041

Endnotes to Footnotes and Vice Versa

Is there an easy way to change all endnotes to footnotes, or vice versa, as can occur if the journal for a manuscript turns out to want the opposite convention of the original manuscript? It is easy enough to redefine the existing footnote or endnote style so that it looks like the other, but--in my...
by laup
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 8735

Re: A call for tables

Another table problem. If one selects the table's text and equalizes the columns, the result may have rows with highly varied gaps at the bottom. One must then move each row upward manually. Shouldn't the default set the row height to be what is necessary to show all text in the row's deepest cell?
by laup
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 8735

Re: A call for tables

Unless I missed it, there is an important additional need: export of tables to Word should preserve the coloring of cells. I just tested this again a moment ago and the export to rtf does not preserve said coloring, although export to pdf does. This is a pure-and-simple bug. A serious one that ofte...
by laup
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Old Mellel
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Old Mellel

I have an old file from 2008, which doesn't open. I imagine that I need to download an old version of Mellel top open it? If so, where do I find Mellel 3.?
by laup
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: auto titles numbering
Replies: 18
Views: 6791

Re: auto titles numbering

Lucia, the problem "must be" in your definition of the auto titles. You apparently have an auto title for something I would call "Unnumbered Heading (UH)". If you open the palette for Aut-Title, it should appear in the list. Click that auto-title and then click the pencil to edit. A window will open...
by laup
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 4.0.1 is here
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

Re: Mellel 4.0.1 is here

I was unable to install the update. It downloaded ok, but then during attempted installation Mellel hung up and I had to use Force Quit. This occurred even after restarting the computer. I use Sierra, OS 10.12.6. I work behind a pretty tough corporate firewall with pretty tough protective software, ...
by laup
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Text box default
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Re: Text box default

Avner, thanks. That's an easy solution.