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by jannuss
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Inserting special characters
Replies: 6
Views: 5210

If you only need to enter special characters here and there, you could use the Mac OS X character palette. It seems a bit of overkill to use the Character Palette to get at characters that are easily available in many fonts. Even using Favorites as Nicka suggests is much more clumsy than simply swi...
by jannuss
Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Inserting special characters
Replies: 6
Views: 5210

Re: Inserting special characters

I need to insert a lot of characters from the Greek alphabet, things like Tau, Gamma, Theta, etc. How do I do that in Mellel as these aren't available from the menus? Have you tried using a Secondary Font? Even if your Main Font includes Greek characters, you can define it as the Secondary Font as ...
by jannuss
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Hebrew font "koreen"
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

Checking the Masterfonts site

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/masterfont/koreen-mf/

I observe that Koreen is available in TrueType, Psotscript, and Opentype formats. Which do you have?

Janet
by jannuss
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Hebrew and final kap
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

davidfgarrett wrote:eleuteruiz, you were right on. I needed SBL Hebrew.
All the fully OpenType fonts do it correctly
Cardo
Ezra SIL
Ezra SIL SR
etc.

Janet
by jannuss
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: New page when I dont want it
Replies: 4
Views: 4362

Re: New page when I dont want it

I got behind some paragraphs a page change. The character and paragraph styles are the same in the following paragraphs. Could your problem be caused by the "Keep Lines Together" option in paragraph styles? [Also known as "widows and orphans."] Check out the Mellel Tutorial for an explanation [the ...
by jannuss
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature Request: table palette
Replies: 14
Views: 14133

Janet: I tried exactly what you wrote, but the position of the table is not changing. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing wrong. Oops! You're right -- I was sure I'd gotten this to work in the past. In any case, you can place your curser on the right-most border [for right-to-left tables like ...
by jannuss
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature Request: table palette
Replies: 14
Views: 14133

your suggestion works for text orientation within the table but not for the table orientation on the page. Or have I misunderstood something? Yes, you've misunderstood. You have to treat the table just as you would treat an image. Take your cursor outside the table into the regular text. Now highli...
by jannuss
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: feature request: SORT
Replies: 6
Views: 5471

I'd like Mellel to be that flexible that it allows me to tick a box for the required element that I'd like to get "sorted". Mainly: "words", but also dates (date format), numbers and outline numbers (2.1 follows 2 and not 1.9, e.g.). You're giving me the how -- not the what. What is it you need to ...
by jannuss
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature Request: table palette
Replies: 14
Views: 14133

Re: Feature Request: table palette

If I haven't missed something Mellel does not provide an option to set the table's orientation on the page: left, center, right should be standard. one more would be justified. You can set the orientation of any existing table by highlightling the entire table then selecting the appropriate text or...
by jannuss
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: feature request: SORT
Replies: 6
Views: 5471

I'm not really clear what "sort" in a word processor would mean.

Usually sorts are performed on well-defined entities [lines, records, objects, etc.] based on well-defined keys [leading character of, value of, nth element of, etc.]

How would you expect Mellel to deine sort elements/keys?

Janet
by jannuss
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Save certain preferences as Mellel's defaults?
Replies: 9
Views: 9545

Styles won't cut it. A default font will, and a style should reference the default (well, the typeface at least) unless it's changed I believe you are mistaken, Styles will exactly and precisely solve the problem you have raised. Chapter 19 of the Mellel Tutorial for Beginners describes how you can...
by jannuss
Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: text flowing around images
Replies: 2
Views: 4404

Re: text flowing around images

this issue has been raised more than once. is it an urgent feature? This issue has been discussed a number of times. There's a simple work around: create a table; place your image in one cell and position the text in the other cell(s). Thanks to the work around, I wouldn't call it urgent, rather us...
by jannuss
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature Request: tategaki writing for Japanese
Replies: 9
Views: 9447

Re: Feature Request: tategaki writing for Japanese

I have not found any way to write with a tategaki style when I am writing in Japanese. That is, writing in columns from top to bottom and right to left. Have you tried using Columns [Sections]? If you experiment with the number of columns/font size/gutter width, you could probably find a combinatio...
by jannuss
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tables.. Arrgggg
Replies: 7
Views: 5587

Re: Tables.. Arrgggg

rpcameron wrote:(BTW, I'm in accord with Ori's assessment of Mellel's tables ... if I don't need them readily editable, I create them in Pages and export to PDF, then place in Mellel
Except that Pages is not internationalized and can't process right-to-left languages.

Janet
by jannuss
Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tables.. Arrgggg
Replies: 7
Views: 5587

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...