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by DavidH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel, Sente and High Sierra
Replies: 7
Views: 2867

Re: Mellel, Sente and High Sierra

Encountered what seems like the same problem in Bookends. Mellel 4 and older versions of Mellel are distinct applications, so Sente may currently be paired with "Mellel" instead of "Mellel 4". Change your chosen Word Processor in Sente to Mellel 4, restart both Sente and Mellel 4, and see if that he...
by DavidH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bookends does not scan documents anymore ?!?
Replies: 15
Views: 4832

Re: Bookends does not scan documents anymore ?!?

I had what looked like a similar problem with Mellel 4 and Bookends under Sierra and saw reports about it on the Bookends site. At least part of the problem is that Mellel 4 is a distinct application from the old Mellel, so people can run both at the same time if they so choose. A consequence is tha...
by DavidH
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?

Tried to offer some specific help with a specific task. I'm done.
by DavidH
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?

Since Icelander asked, the tool I use for tasks of this sort is Keyboard Maestro. It’s my impression that various other apps could do this particular job equally well. But I haven’t done enough with any of them to make competent comparisons. If what you want to do is navigate public domain books fro...
by DavidH
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?

Mellel can search repeatedly for specially formatted text you want to turn into Auto-Titles, but it can’t fully automate the process of making them, since Replace can’t set styles or Auto-Title levels. Here’s an effort to partially automate the process. These suggestions assume that an unmodified ve...
by DavidH
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: tag flows – captions (Mellel 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: tag flows – captions (Mellel 4)

As far as I know there's no special command to bind captioning tags to the tables, figures, equations etc. they are intended to caption. Such elements need to remain separately selectable for reformatting purposes in any case, and Mellel lacks the general purpose group-ungroup commands one often fin...
by DavidH
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Change color of Changed text
Replies: 1
Views: 3498

Re: Change color of Changed text

The color of Track Changes text is set in Mellel Preferences, the Document setup pane, under "Track Changes and Comments."
by DavidH
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Some OpenType fonts don't display different font faces
Replies: 9
Views: 15162

Re: Some OpenType fonts don't display different font faces

I have two of these fonts in Mellel myself, Garamond Premier Pro and Stempel Garamond LT Pro. I manage them with Suitcase Fusion and have never had the problems you describe. Can you embolden or italicize selected text directly from the Character Attributes palette, using the Face dropdown Menu? Can...
by DavidH
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Create a character style with a highlight
Replies: 2
Views: 3345

Re: Create a character style with a highlight

The needed controls aren't labeled in words. To give a background color (highlight) to selected text click in the background of the big letter “A” in the character attributes palette, then pick “solid” in the fill and highlight dropdown menu, then click in the little rectangle underneath the menu to...
by DavidH
Mon May 30, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel cannot find a font available in another program.
Replies: 2
Views: 5454

Re: Mellel cannot find a font available in another program.

My sense is that nowadays the Mac system installs Century Schoolbook Regular only, not Bold, Italics, or Bold Italics. As far as I can tell from my own machine, Century Regular is still available in Mellel. The brackets might be warning you that you’ve defined styles involving Century Schoolbook and...
by DavidH
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Missing text model dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 4701

Re: Missing text model dictionary

My experience exactly matches Bruno's, except it isn't quite that frequent. Running 2.9.1 under Snow Leopard.
by DavidH
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: 3.0 Wish List
Replies: 63
Views: 39864

Re: 3.0 Wish List

[1] Letterspacing, now that the other longstanding problems with OpenType support having to do with large and small caps have finally been addressed. [2] A more serious full screen mode, including some visual indication of page margins and some obvious way to access paragraph and character styles (a...
by DavidH
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Auto Saves and Undo in Mellel 2.8
Replies: 0
Views: 2052

Auto Saves and Undo in Mellel 2.8

When Mellel 2.8.0 came out I felt that at long last I could use Automatic save without impeding my ability to undo changes more or less at will. So I set the Undo Cache to remember 30 steps (the default, I believe), set Automatic save to every 15 minutes, and left Automatic backup at every 30 minute...
by DavidH
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Compatibility with Modern Versions of WOrd?
Replies: 18
Views: 10139

Re: Compatibility with Modern Versions of WOrd?

Some other options: docx Converter 3.1 from Panergy, http://www.panergy-software.com/lp/gocpc/b_go_cpc.html $19.95 after a free trial, outputs RTF, claims pretty good retention of formatting Microsoft maintains a free OpenXML File Format Converter for Mac that gets you back to the pre-X formats for ...
by DavidH
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: (Large and) Small OpenType Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 5171

(Large and) Small OpenType Caps

Reiterating an old request: support under Character Appearance for OpenType "Small Caps" as the notion is understood by applications giving us access to OpenType Typography options through Apple's Show Fonts panel via their own Font Menus. I.e., lower case would become small caps while upper case wo...