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Re: mellel beta

Post by daiyi » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:08 am

Ori Redler wrote:

verma more or less summed it up. With X-refs we've tried, more or less, to create a state-of-the-art feature (i.e., FrameMaker and then some). You'll be able to judge for yourself soon if we've succeeded. We plan to further polish this, and add QuickLook, with 2.5.5 which will come soon and will be a bug-fix-release-come-intermediate-release.
Thanks for the update, Ori. I don't suppose a comments feature will be out with 2.5.5 though?

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Re: mellel beta

Post by Reiner » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:29 am

If you just need comments (and no collaboration with Word-users): just add an auto-title-flow "comments" and be happy.
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Re: mellel beta

Post by DanZac » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:53 pm

Thanks for the answers to my questions, very helpful to know. I am VERY HAPPY to hear that quicklook is coming, It is going to be so great to have that.

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Re: mellel beta

Post by daiyi » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:43 pm

Reiner wrote:If you just need comments (and no collaboration with Word-users): just add an auto-title-flow "comments" and be happy.
Not to sound sarcastic, but to me the point of comments is precisely to collaborate with others (which, of course, means Word users). I do use note streams to make annotations or notes as well. But it's obviously not the same thing. FWIW, Pages' comments feature plays quite nicely with Word.

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Re: mellel beta

Post by Ori Redler » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:42 pm

daiyi wrote:
Ori Redler wrote:

verma more or less summed it up. With X-refs we've tried, more or less, to create a state-of-the-art feature (i.e., FrameMaker and then some). You'll be able to judge for yourself soon if we've succeeded. We plan to further polish this, and add QuickLook, with 2.5.5 which will come soon and will be a bug-fix-release-come-intermediate-release.
Thanks for the update, Ori. I don't suppose a comments feature will be out with 2.5.5 though?
No, I don't suppose so either. We have something much bigger and much more important cooking for 2.6, which is now on the drawing table.
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Re: mellel beta

Post by shades » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:16 pm

Ori Redler wrote:
No, I don't suppose so either. We have something much bigger and much more important cooking for 2.6, which is now on the drawing table.
Wow, is this the FrameMaker of the future? :D :lol: :D

We can certainly hope so!!
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Re: mellel beta

Post by daiyi » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:17 am

Ori Redler wrote:
daiyi wrote:
Ori Redler wrote:

verma more or less summed it up. With X-refs we've tried, more or less, to create a state-of-the-art feature (i.e., FrameMaker and then some). You'll be able to judge for yourself soon if we've succeeded. We plan to further polish this, and add QuickLook, with 2.5.5 which will come soon and will be a bug-fix-release-come-intermediate-release.
Thanks for the update, Ori. I don't suppose a comments feature will be out with 2.5.5 though?
No, I don't suppose so either. We have something much bigger and much more important cooking for 2.6, which is now on the drawing table.
Any hints, Ori? This is all too tempting!

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Re: mellel beta

Post by stephenandamanda » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:14 am

I'm just excited about the coming cross-refs.

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Re: mellel beta

Post by Mart°n » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:46 pm

stephenandamanda wrote:I'm just excited about the coming cross-refs.
I typically don’t correct other poster’s comments, but as you post as Stephen and Amanda, your post should write: we’re just excited… :idea:

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Re: mellel beta

Post by bluesdance » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:45 pm

i have zero use for cross references but i definitely like the new version. editing title flow formats is easier now.
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Re: mellel beta

Post by DanZac » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:58 am

Ori Redler wrote:We have something much bigger and much more important cooking for 2.6, which is now on the drawing table.
We need some hints here Ori ! :cry:

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Re: mellel beta

Post by mbywater » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:26 am

With the greatest respect, for those of us who have to maintain communication with the Real World (a.k.a. Poor Fools Who Know No Better) (a.k.a. Publishers), *nothing* could be more important than compatibility with Word's comment and track changes features. It's the main reason I have other WPs on my machine (apart from Scrivener and Ulysses, which earn their keep in the early stages of a project).

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Re: mellel beta

Post by rward » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:16 am

mbywater wrote:With the greatest respect, for those of us who have to maintain communication with the Real World (a.k.a. Poor Fools Who Know No Better) (a.k.a. Publishers), *nothing* could be more important than compatibility with Word's comment and track changes features. It's the main reason I have other WPs on my machine....
Just to second this comment. But it's not just publishers -- In the academic world I live in, pretty much everyone I work with uses track changes. There's two problems. FIrst from within Mellel, you can't see what the changes are. Second, it seems that Mellel doesn't always handle .doc files with lots of tracked changes correctly. I've been generally forced to go to word for this, although Pages seems to now do a good job. I would love to start using Mellel again, though!

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