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by frvs
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel xml Backup quickpick?
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

Mellel xml Backup quickpick?

A long time ago, a charitable soul provided the rest of us with a very useful quickpick instructing the Backup app to automatically backup Mellel files. Recently I found that the quickpick in question, true to the time when it was conceived, saves only the old format of Mellel files. Hence, my quest...
by frvs
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Note-numbers alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 10766

Ah, now I see. Thanks for the superlatively illustrated example! Unfortunately, though, I realize we are talking about different things. You are teaching me how to right-align numbers in lists. (This is also what Martºn did regarding Mellel, so this trick is possible in Mellel, too.) But my problem ...
by frvs
Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Note-numbers alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 10766

macsailor wrote:It do work in NWP and I hope it will work in Mellel as well in a future version.
Peter,
Are you sure regarding NWP? I have downloaded it and tried it, but see no way to do the trick. How do you do it? Thanks.
by frvs
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Note-numbers alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 10766

Martºn, many thanks for your thorough explanation. (And I am amazed how you can build such nifty screen images!) Unfortunately, though, my problem regards endnotes. My publisher demands that single-digit note numbers be right-aligned with double-digit note numbers. And, well, I wouldn't want to turn...
by frvs
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Problems with import from Word to Mellel.
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Re: Problems with import from Word to Mellel.

I would save the Word document in rtf format, and then import it into Mellel (File/Import/rtf). This should preserve your bullets intact. (Alternatively, bullets may be inserted in Mellel via Insert/Special Characters/Other.)
by frvs
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Note-numbers alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 10766

Note-numbers alignment

Would anyone know how to achieve this result—is it possible in Mellel?

When listing notes, align the note numbers with the zero (0) in ten (10). For example, in the list below, 8. and 9. should be one position to the right:
8.
9.
10.
11.

Thanks for any clue!
by frvs
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel vs. MS Word--major advantages of Mellel
Replies: 44
Views: 22200

What is still keeping me off pages is lack of support for citations, plus lack of an outliner. On both counts, Mellel shines. If only Mellel would have proper endnotes—meaning, endnotes that would stay at their proper assigned place, and not at the very end of the document—Mellel would have most of ...
by frvs
Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: footnotes do not stay on bottom if page has two sections?
Replies: 12
Views: 11475

A rant, beware

The option to link notes restart to a certain autotitle level could be interesting. But, as Reiner pointed out, introducing end-of-section notes and forcing the end-of-page option to do what it says would likely solve the problem. Frankly, it irks me a bit that a program as complex (and nice) as Mel...
by frvs
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: find and replace footnotes
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Ah, that does clear up the mystery. Thanks, nicka.
by frvs
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: find and replace footnotes
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Presently, one wonderful way of getting rid of all your footnotes is to export the document in rtf format and then open it in Pages (iWork '08 version). I would love to know why this is so. If you open and save your Mellel export in Word or NeoOffice, and *then* open it in Pages, all footnotes are s...
by frvs
Fri May 04, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bookends + Mellel: Overriding styles
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

Bookends + Mellel: Overriding styles

In Preferences -> Bibliography, it is possible to convert the text formatting of references dumped by Bookends into Mellel styles regarding ONE paragraph style. I have set this up for the bibliography style, and its works: whenever I have to reapply the bibliography style (or change it), all the for...
by frvs
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: footnotes in section break
Replies: 16
Views: 11340

Don, The problem is that inserting a section break into an existing text will split footnotes belonging to one single stream into two "groups" even though the position is set to "Bottom of Page" in the Edit note attributes dialogue.Matthias Yes, I see what you mean. I have a book with several chapt...
by frvs
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Why does Mellel have no highlighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 11272

It seems to me that some of the complaints have been from people so used to using Word that they have forgotten how idiosyncratic Word is. Mellel uses a very different basic premise than does Word: it is based on styles. I have not found Mellel's style in any way difficult. They seem so simple and ...
by frvs
Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bookends citations when exporting from Mellel to Word
Replies: 5
Views: 2854

Please note: when you export to rtf, citation *objects* disappear as such, as Robert says—but the citations themselves are carried through, so that you can scan the document in Word if you so wish.
by frvs
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Applying changes to all modified styles
Replies: 8
Views: 4529

Another option: Ctr + opt + x (whatever number you have associated with that paragraph style) refreshes the style with the saved changes.