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by Bulow
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: help with small problems
Replies: 2
Views: 986

help with small problems

I have just finished a manuscript submitted for web-publication - something I often do and I always use Mellel > pdf. Most of what I get is of course in docx nowadays, and I had hoped that Mellel 4 would permit direct import, but no, I still have to pass through Nisus or Open Office or the like to t...
by Bulow
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Future with Dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: Future with Dropbox

Perhaps I misunderstand you. I have plenty of Mellel files in my Dropbox which are accessible on several other computers. If you mean something other than this, I am curious.
by Bulow
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Find function randomly stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Find function randomly stopped working

Yes, I seem to remember this happening once. Reboot!
by Bulow
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Export to word .doc format does not handle in-line images
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Export to word .doc format does not handle in-line image

Perhaps you should try the method that has recently been described (Toward a sneaky way of exporting ...) where you pass through pdf. It plays rough with your typefaces, but is reasonably good with images.
Bülow
by Bulow
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: But I have already paid for Mellel 4
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

But I have already paid for Mellel 4

Back in December 2016 we were told that we should buy our upgrades now which i did, So I have a username and a code, but where do I put them to validate a the new version?
Bülow
by Bulow
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Help using tracking changes
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: Help using tracking changes

1) When you turn on 'changes' there are two little windows under the ruler. The one on the left permits you to choose how you want to see your document, final, original &c 2) just change the option in said window 3) you click again on 'changes' and you will be told that you must accept all changes b...
by Bulow
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Toward a Sneaky Way To Export Better to Word
Replies: 12
Views: 13399

Re: Toward a Sneaky Way To Export Better to Word

Everyone has different problems. I have always - and I often need it - used export to rtf and then import into whatever program does docx, and it works reasonably well for the sort of thing I do: formatting important, lots of ancient Greek, no endnotes but many footnotes. I tried converting both wit...
by Bulow
Wed May 03, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 4
Replies: 17
Views: 24675

Re: Mellel 4

I've been using Melle for many years. It's so much better than Word, but I have to submit my research using Word with footnotes at page bottom. To get there from Mellel is difficult at best; I almost have to completely redo the footnotes. Looking forward to a direct export to .docx and the new 4.0....
by Bulow
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Symbol format
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Re: Symbol format

I'm afraid I do not understand what it is you want. Can you please explain?
Bülow
by Bulow
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel or Pages
Replies: 3
Views: 2809

Re: Mellel or Pages

Your procedure is not unlike mine, except for Pages. Why do you use that? Mellel will serve as well for letters. I also use NisusPro for opening doc and docx and transfer them into rtf to import into Mellel. I changed to Sierra recently and after some initial hickups with NisusPro it now works as we...
by Bulow
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: The Line Above the Footnotes
Replies: 1
Views: 3413

Re: The Line Above the Footnotes

It is called a separator. You can do anything you like with it by going to "insert" > note > edit note attributes. There you have options to set its length, thickness (in points), and type of line.
Bulow
by Bulow
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: defaults
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

Re: defaults

Yes, I know - we have been there before, both of us. But it does not solve the problem.
As for the real subject of my post, the unfortunate defaults: does anyone else have the same experience? And what are chances (Oh, Redlers!) of doing something about all this?
Bülow
by Bulow
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: defaults
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

defaults

I very often import texts, mostly from Word of course, into Mellel. Since I run a Microsoft-free machine, I always have to pass through Nisus or whatever to get rtf in order to get the footnotes. Then, when I import the resulting rtf I always get a text with line numbers, which I have to turn off. N...
by Bulow
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: slow working and always turning ball
Replies: 5
Views: 4861

Re: slow working and always turning ball

Well 165MB is a big file, but Mellel should be able to handle it. What slows you down is clearly the automatic save and/or back up, and you might consider turning them off, or at least set the frequency somewhat longer. Preferences > Open and Save gives you various possibilities. If you turn the aut...
by Bulow
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: slow working and always turning ball
Replies: 5
Views: 4861

Re: slow working and always turning ball

How big is your file in MB? What happens is clearly that Mellel puts up the wheel every time it autosaves, but it does seem very slow in doing so. Do you have many other program open at the same time? Is you machine generally slow? Long files are usually a speciality of Mellel, but if you have too l...