Problems with a long document variable

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Sayyaar
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Problems with a long document variable

Post by Sayyaar » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:19 pm

I'm using Mellel to write an article with a lengthier title than usual. As is my custom, I'm using the Title document variable. Even though I can input the long title into the Document Setup dialogue, the full title does not display correctly in the document. It is cut off at the document boundaries. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug? Either way, is there a solution that will permit me to keep using the document variable? I'm creating a new post for this question because the last time someone asked a similar question was over five years ago, and there seems to have been no resolution at the time. Thanks.
SYR

kjmatthews
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Re: Problems with a long document variable

Post by kjmatthews » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:17 pm

I reported this same issue about a year ago. I submitted a bug report to the Redlers, but they told me "I'm afraid this sort of behavior is a limitation of this feature's design.Hopefully we'll be able to upgrade this in the near future but I cannot comment on when."

Sayyaar
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Re: Problems with a long document variable

Post by Sayyaar » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:28 am

Thank you. At least it is good to know where things stand. I think in the meantime I will try breaking the long title up into a title and subtitle, each one stored in a separate variable. That's the only workaround I can think of.
SYR

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