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by FA1
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: request: style names in text for "replace styles"
Replies: 5
Views: 5072

Re: request: style names in text for "replace styles&am

Why are there only the style’s details instead of a preview of the style and why couldn’t I see (or preview) the exact passage of the selected style. Agreed, I think your idea is probably the way to go. I just hope there's some improvement on the horizon, it's really much more difficult than it nee...
by FA1
Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: cmd-I and B for italics and bold
Replies: 24
Views: 19244

This was actually covered rather extensively in previous fora postings. The only sure way to work around the differences between keyboard shortcuts for style changes and Cmd+[B,I] for ad hoc. changes is to exclusively use one or the other. If you use only styles, then you don't worry about encounte...
by FA1
Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: cmd-I and B for italics and bold
Replies: 24
Views: 19244

The only problem with assigning Cmd+[B,I] to style variations is that the Cmd+[B,I] shortcuts are toggles for bold or italics, while style variations switch from variation to another. If you used Cmd+B for a stream of text to make it variation 2 (which you has assigned as bold), this would be fine....
by FA1
Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: cmd-I and B for italics and bold
Replies: 24
Views: 19244

cmd-I and B for italics and bold

I don't think this has been mentioned already. I'm sure there's a reason for the function keys being used for italics and bold; I don't understand all of the subtleties of using styles, but I'm not sure why you'd ever want to make ad hoc changes instead of having them "stick" if you change your para...
by FA1
Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: how do I change font colors for on-screen background?
Replies: 1
Views: 2377

how do I change font colors for on-screen background?

Suppose I have a document that I'm already working on, I know how to make the background black, but how do I change my font color (on screen)? Is there is a way to do it without changing all of my character styles? I'm assuming that if I can figure that out, I should be able to do it for my template...
by FA1
Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: requests re: bibliography palette
Replies: 19
Views: 13350

One more thing on the bibliography palette. I end up having a lot of citations with a % in front of it (so that it shows only the date in the text) and others without, showing author and date in the text, and sometimes both for the same reference. In the palette, the cites are sorted alphabetically,...
by FA1
Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: getting logged off the forum
Replies: 3
Views: 2854

getting logged off the forum

Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting logged off the forum much more frequently than on other sites, even though I checked the keep box.
by FA1
Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: improving the web site
Replies: 1
Views: 2478

improving the web site

I'm trying to convince someone to take a look at Mellel, and it occurred to me that while I like the web site, it could be doing a better job in selling the product. In clicking on scholars from the home page, for example, there is a lot of text explaining the features, but a notable lack of screens...
by FA1
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: bug? forward delete before auto-title or citation object
Replies: 1
Views: 2540

bug? forward delete before auto-title or citation object

If you use forward delete and run into an auto-title or citation object (before deleting it), the cursor will stay next to the object even if you backspace or then change/add to the previous text. Hopefully that makes sense. I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but it would seem the cursor should b...
by FA1
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: request - zoom to fit palettes
Replies: 3
Views: 3906

Yeah, I figured it was based on OS X standards. I never really understood zoom behavior though, it doesn't seem consistent at times.

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by FA1
Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: request: cmd-Y to find in reference database
Replies: 0
Views: 3696

request: cmd-Y to find in reference database

If you hit "find in reference database" from the bibliography palette, it will open Bookends (if you're using that) and open the find window. If you use cmd-Y from within the text, it will open Bookends. Why not have it open the find window as well, and save an extra step?
by FA1
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: request - zoom to fit palettes
Replies: 3
Views: 3906

request - zoom to fit palettes

If the palettes are open, then hitting zoom should have your document fill the screen until the right border is next to the palettes. Unless I'm doing something wrong, it doesn't do this now.

Edit: I'm on a 12" PB, so maybe that behavior is not appropriate in general, but perhaps there is a solution.
by FA1
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: requests re: bibliography palette
Replies: 19
Views: 13350

requests re: bibliography palette

In most cases it probably won't be necessary, but on occasion it would be helpful to be able to scroll the citations window in the bib palette horizontally as well as vertically. And I'd like to be able to resize the palette so there would be more vertical space as well. Also maybe it is possible to...
by FA1
Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: table - centering text in merged cell
Replies: 5
Views: 4896

Yeah, moving the first line indent did the trick, or using a different style that doesn't have a first line indent.

I didn't realize the paragraph style would affect the table like that.

Thanks.
by FA1
Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: table - centering text in merged cell
Replies: 5
Views: 4896

I assume it has to do with the paragraph ruler, this was the default setting. I didn't mess with it (and I don't really know how yet). Here's what a new document looks like with a table after typing the text and hitting the center align button

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