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by rpcameron
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel menu Language
Replies: 8
Views: 10816

Re: Mellel menu Language

The OP wishes his interface language for OS X to be German—and presumably, for all applications, including input—but wishes that Mellel's interface was localized for English. In Microsoft Office, this is achieved by using the 'Language Register' application that localizes a Microsoft application. (T...
by rpcameron
Tue May 26, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel menu Language
Replies: 8
Views: 10816

Re: Mellel menu Language

I'm glad you found a solution that works for you. I just tested my previous suggestion by setting $LANG, which was incorrect. The proper environment variable ought to have been $LANGUAGE. However, it seems that OS X doesn't set the $LANG/$LANGUAGE variables. Even substituting $LANGUAGE for $LANG, or...
by rpcameron
Tue May 26, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel menu Language
Replies: 8
Views: 10816

Re: Mellel menu Language

There isn't really a way to do that easily in OS X. Basically what you would need to do is open the System Preferences, change your preferred language from Germna to English, start Mellel, then switch your language back from English to German in the System Preferences. Another thought is possibly a ...
by rpcameron
Fri May 15, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Problems Exporting to Word Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 9633

Re: Problems Exporting to Word Doc

From the sounds of the discussion, it begs the question: how are you doing your styles? Do you use Mellel's styles and variations for all your styling, or do you have portions where you style ad-hoc? Mellel does best with styles, and ad-hoc styling should be avoided.
by rpcameron
Thu May 14, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Problems Exporting to Word Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 9633

Re: Problems Exporting to Word Doc

This forum does not support attachments. You have to post the files somewhere else, then post the link here.
by rpcameron
Sat May 02, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: iCloud...
Replies: 4
Views: 8086

Re: iCloud...

If you upgraded to iCloud Drive on any iOS 8 or OS X 10.10 machines, but still have devices on earlier versions of iOS or OS X, then you're in a bit of a mess. The conversion is one-way, and applications on earlier systems trying to access iCloud will mess things up, because you're using 'iCloud Dri...
by rpcameron
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel as a tool for drafting contracts.
Replies: 6
Views: 6368

Re: Mellel as a tool for drafting contracts.

A second note regarding kerning: perhaps try a different family known to have rather robust GPOS OpenType tables, such as Minion Pro. If the results are satisfactory, then it would follow that families using GPOS for kerning would indeed make a difference. I am aware that legal documents in certain ...
by rpcameron
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel as a tool for drafting contracts.
Replies: 6
Views: 6368

Re: Mellel as a tool for drafting contracts.

To align your numbers, insert a right- or decimal-tab between the 'hanging' portion of the margin and where you want the rest of the paragraph to begin (and possibly, another at the start of where the paragraph is to be, at the position of the left margin). Then, for each line with the hanging numbe...
by rpcameron
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel as a tool for drafting contracts.
Replies: 6
Views: 6368

Re: Mellel as a tool for drafting contracts.

As far as kerning goes, I'm uncertain if Mellel supports OpenType GPOS tables, which is how kerning is generally handled now. In addition, because of the manner in which they are defined, they may allow some control between different faces/weights. In regard to to negative indent: why not think of e...
by rpcameron
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel as a tool for drafting contracts.
Replies: 6
Views: 6368

Re: Mellel as a tool for drafting contracts.

As far as the kerning issue, you are correct; Mellel's does not support manual kerning. A workaround might be to use a family with better kerning/hinting in the fonts themselves. As far as the number issue, I would suggest looking at either the combo-tab, or looking at the flexibility of the margin/...
by rpcameron
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: ToC
Replies: 2
Views: 4719

Re: ToC

You format the way TOC entries look in the TOC tab of the Edit Auto-Titles dialog. This al so where you can format how they appear in the text, outline pane, and mentions in headers/footers.
by rpcameron
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: word order Hebrew in Word for Mac
Replies: 8
Views: 10400

Re: word order Hebrew in Word for Mac

While the preview is free, the final version will require a license/subscription.
by rpcameron
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: word order Hebrew in Word for Mac
Replies: 8
Views: 10400

Re: word order Hebrew in Word for Mac

Both Mellel and LibreOffice support RTF, which allows for every feature that is found in Word for Windows; you can use that as an interchange format. Also, Word is close to offering full native support for ODF/ODT, which is LibreOffice's native format.
by rpcameron
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping url on one line
Replies: 1
Views: 4958

Re: Keeping url on one line

How about inserting a zero-width non-breaking space after the character that the line breaks on?
by rpcameron
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: time to move this forum to a more stable platform
Replies: 3
Views: 5913

Re: time to move this forum to a more stable platform

I agree, but I think there are a few issues that need to be singled out to determine what the problem is. The forum has already been rebuilt/replaced once (due to a massive influx of spam accounts), but it was replaced with another install of phpBB. So, the question remains, what is the cause: Serve...