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by rpcameron
Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel and MathMagic; a problem!
Replies: 6
Views: 6749

To the point here: we are thinking of adding a solution of sorts to working with MathType. A more thorough solution would probably rely on some mechanism similar to the one in Tex Out of curiosity Ori, does this mean than you're considering implementing something like TeX's equation environment, or...
by rpcameron
Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tables.. Arrgggg
Replies: 7
Views: 5237

Re: Tables.. Arrgggg

I will not reiterate the good suggestions below, but just point out that the fact that we did not get to fixing the way tables work in Mellel doesn't mean we don't think they suck... Comments like this nearly make me chortle, and just reiterate part of why I enjoy using Mellel ... a community with ...
by rpcameron
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tables.. Arrgggg
Replies: 7
Views: 5237

Re: Tables.. Arrgggg

I have pages that have a table on them. Each table is 2 rows, 2 columns. The top row has the cells merged.. and second row uses both columns. Essentially I am created a ruled sheet with a margin. Anybody familiar with the cornell note-taking method will understand. Would Columns [Sections] be a sol...
by rpcameron
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: What happens when demo expires?
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

I just would hate to lose a month's worth of work if for some reason I find something about it that just catches me up no matter how much I try to work around it. Perhaps you can tell us what your needs are, and we can let you know if Mellel includes the functionality, if there are any catches and/...
by rpcameron
Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Nitpicks about this forum
Replies: 4
Views: 4835

Janet, I must say that I've never experienced your problems. As far as session tracking, or the bulletin board remembering which topics you have visited or marked read, this may be a problem with your browser. I recommend clearing out your cache and cookies, and logging back in to the forum. I've ne...
by rpcameron
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 12480

I'm not suggesting that double hyphen/em dashes are used uniformly all over the world or in uniform ways. I'm merely saying that this is something other programs have in this particular fashion (double hyphen to em dash), programs I use quite often, and I'd love it if Mellel had it. I'm not fully o...
by rpcameron
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 12480

For further reading on the differences between the en and em dash (and other such characters), I suggest reading: “ The Trouble With EM ’n EN (and Other Shady Characters) ”. Fascinating. Now, what I really need is a reference that explains all this not with regard to HML 4.0, but with regard to Uni...
by rpcameron
Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: learning spelling in rest of document?
Replies: 4
Views: 5181

The system scans the typed word when it first appears, and then checks it against the dictionary. If the dictionary is modified later (such as adding a new learned spelling), then the word needs to be rescanned against the dictionary. Because that would be incredibly intensive on the system to const...
by rpcameron
Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 12480

Only half-true. The Word feature that converts two hyphens into an em dash also controls the auto-correct for common misspellings. If we're going to go this route, I'd prefer one hyphen for a hyphen, two for an en dash and three for an em dash (just like TeX). Yes, I know this about Word. I was ref...
by rpcameron
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 12480

I'm certain that if you searched through the fora you could find past discussions on auto-correct and similar types of functions for Mellel. Most users fall into one of two categories: those who desperately miss these functions from Word (but who could live without it), and those who vehemently des...
by rpcameron
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Em dash
Replies: 18
Views: 12480

I'm certain that if you searched through the fora you could find past discussions on auto-correct and similar types of functions for Mellel. Most users fall into one of two categories: those who desperately miss these functions from Word (but who could live without it), and those who vehemently desp...
by rpcameron
Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: how to assert keyboard shortcuts to style variations?
Replies: 6
Views: 5413

I don't believe what you're looking for is possible without special software. The System Preferences only assign keyboard shortcuts to menu items, and the style variations do not appear in the menus. Besides, as was indicated in a previous post of yours, if you assign Cmd+I to variation 2 (which you...
by rpcameron
Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Why does Mellel have no highlighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 13431

The most basic step to usability will be (1) the step from independent styles to hereditary styles and (2) relating page format with margins, and (3) split screen, and I hope that these steps will be taken in the near future. Not to speak about a clean-up of the user interface, it got cluttered and...
by rpcameron
Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: feature request: Converting paragraph styles to autotitles
Replies: 4
Views: 6448

... To address the other concerns I offer up: Allow a function to have Replace Styles also work across Auto–Title elements. Allow customizable keyboard shortcuts (beyond the standard system–wide capacity) to allow us to easily enter Auto–Titles. Thanks for the offer, this is exactly what I asked fo...