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by rpcameron
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: iPad and Mac sync
Replies: 9
Views: 18491

Re: iPad and Mac sync

Non-Mac App Store versions of any software cannot access the iCloud filesystem. That functionality is a carrot (or stick, depending upon your view) that Apple uses to get applications into the MAS; if you want iCloud features, you have to buy/sell through the App Store. There is a rough workaround, ...
by rpcameron
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles
Replies: 9
Views: 16853

Re: Copy and paste between different paragraph styles

So essentially you are requesting an option to paste, and then to apply the current paragraph style to the newly inserted text? Another option is to assign a keyboard shortcut to your body text paragraph style, then you only have to hit CMD+V to paste, and then SHIFT+F1 to apply the body paragraph s...
by rpcameron
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Kerning
Replies: 5
Views: 11701

Re: Kerning

Kerning tables are built into the fonts themselves. A kerning table tells display software (such as Mellel) that a pair of characters should have their spacing adjusted differently than the default. For example, 'VA': by default each character lives in its own box, but when an author supplies a kern...
by rpcameron
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Kerning
Replies: 5
Views: 11701

Re: Kerning

I believe what is implied here is manual kerning pairs, and adjustable inter-character letter spacing. Some programs (like Word Perfect) allowed you to manually set kerning pairs to override a font's default kerning. Some other programs allow you to adjust the letter spacing on an ad hoc basis or th...
by rpcameron
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Small Caps and Italic/Bold
Replies: 3
Views: 9149

Re: Small Caps and Italic/Bold

If I remember correctly, the "Case" option for small caps are fake small caps. The option under "OpenType" are to select the true small caps supplied in a font. And yes, reading your description for your "workaround", it does not sound like a workaround at all, but rather the way one would do it: Cr...
by rpcameron
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Small Caps and Italic/Bold
Replies: 3
Views: 9149

Re: Small Caps and Italic/Bold

I suppose that seems to be a font issue, assuming you're using real small caps and not the fake type. If you're using real small caps, and are unable to use them in bold italic, are you certain that your chosen face offers a bold italic small cap?
by rpcameron
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Landscape Figures and Captions
Replies: 3
Views: 4855

Re: Landscape Figures and Captions

No, that is not currently possible without some creative workarounds. You can rotate the image in Preview before pasting into Mellel. But for the other parts, there really isn't an easy way to achieve that.
by rpcameron
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel on ipad
Replies: 4
Views: 6304

Re: Mellel on ipad

To input the vowels while typing in Hebrew, your keyboard must support it not the app. If the default Hebrew keyboard for the iPad does not support nikud, there are a few third-party keyboards in the App Store that do.
by rpcameron
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Paragraph numbering
Replies: 2
Views: 8195

Re: Paragraph numbering

One option is to use an Auto-Title as the first entry of a paragraph. Set its display to only include the number (but you could use the Title for quick reference in the Outline pane or for cross-references), and this ought to give you the outcome you're looking for. It would be a bit cumbersome beca...
by rpcameron
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Thumbnails in document sidebar?
Replies: 1
Views: 6969

Re: Thumbnails in document sidebar?

Mellel does not show thumbnails. However, if you structure your documents using Auto-Titles, the Outline pane can be used for navigation and reordering.
by rpcameron
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: new melee user- auto-title question
Replies: 2
Views: 8008

Re: new melee user- auto-title question

Auto-Titles can be configured however you like. I personally do not care for the defaults; check out the Mellel Guide for an in depth explanation of Auto-Titles and their customization.

For interchange, your only real option is RTF.
by rpcameron
Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: auto titles not automatic
Replies: 2
Views: 4553

Re: auto titles not automatic

What does the Auto-Title look like in the editor? I'm assuming you have it set as: Prev#.Cur# Title
It looks like you've encountered a bug.
by rpcameron
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Problems Exporting RTL languages to Word
Replies: 2
Views: 5044

Re: Problems Exporting RTL languages to Word

Does the publisher offer any other options than Word? Just because one person says that, it does not necessarily mean that it truly is your only option. I am currently working on an interlinearly glossed text with mixed RTL and LTR. After finding that expex (a great glossing package for TeX) doesn't...
by rpcameron
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Collaborating using rtf format plus Bookends
Replies: 8
Views: 10950

Re: Collaborating using rtf format plus Bookends

Then you're basically relegated to 2 real options: either you change your workflow, or your collaborators change theirs. Mellel is really quite unsuited to working in a heterogenous environment; it only works well when every aspect of your workflow is in Mellel. (Of course, the same is also true of ...
by rpcameron
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Collaborating using rtf format plus Bookends
Replies: 8
Views: 10950

Re: Collaborating using rtf format plus Bookends

Since the changes are being done to the RTF, I have a semi-convoluted option: RTF is essentially a plain text format. Because of this, you can diff the RTF you submitted to them with the RTF they returned to you. The diff may be a bit awkward because of the formatting codes in it, but it should pres...