Text box in 3.5

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Bulow
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Text box in 3.5

Post by Bulow » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:00 am

Thank you for the text-boxes which could be useful sometimes. Under El Capitan it works fine. With 10.7.5 it does not really function, since any attempt to edit margins, frame etc with the pencil ikon results in blocking the lot, so one has to bale out.
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Re: Text box in 3.5

Post by Eyal Redler » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:22 am

We'll have a look at this. Three questions:
1. Does Mellel hang when you click the pencil or when you do the editing itself?
2. Does the same happen when you pencil an image?
3. Do you see any messages in the console? (Applications/Utilities/Console)
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Bulow
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Re: Text box in 3.5

Post by Bulow » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:13 pm

1. When I click the pencil nothing happens at all, and there is no chance of doing any editing. I can't even do anythng with the corners - nothing moves.
2.Yes, I went to look, for I had not tried. Images now have the same ikons underneath as the text-box and the result is the same.
3. Yes plenty
9/7/16 3:53:37.553 PM com.apple.SystemStarter: !!
9/7/16 3:53:37.553 PM com.apple.SystemStarter: waiting the veneer insert !!
9/7/16 3:53:37.553 PM com.apple.SystemStarter: waiting the veneer insert !!
9/7/16 3:53:37.553 PM com.apple.SystemStarter: waiting the veneer insert !!

and this goes on for a long time. I have not counted how many times the messages is repeated. I sent you the crash report.
When I close the file where I experimented Mellel seems unaffected.
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Re: Text box in 3.5

Post by ulrich_ulisses » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:40 pm

How do you use text boxes for figure captions? Auto titles don't work inside the boxes so how am I supposed to get automated numbering and a list of the figures in the table of contents? I was so exited to see that text box feature and it works like a charm. The boxes snap to the pictures can be freely moved with no glitches but why the heck auto titles do not work in the boxes? I mean seriously? I does not makes sense…

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Re: Text box in 3.5

Post by Giore » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:00 pm

Have the same problem as Bulow -- no way to edit text boxes or images.

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Re: Text box in 3.5

Post by Shelly Harrison » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:59 am

I'm having a different problem with the Text Box feature, using 10.9.5. When I try to edit my trial text box (for example, by toggling between inline and floating), Mellel crashes. It's happened five times so far, two of which I've reported. I'm about ready to give up on the feature until whatever issue this is has been fixed.

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Re: Text box in 3.5

Post by Till » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:25 pm

I want to strongly support the comment by ulrich_ulisses! I was quite enthusiastic because it seemed that figure captions are finally introduced and this is the only obstacle for me to use Mellel for scientific writing. So why isn't it possible to use auto titles in text boxes? Please introduce this functionality!

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Re: Text box in 3.5

Post by Eyal Redler » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:37 pm

Regarding editing text box attributes under 10.9 there is a known issue that we are working to fix. Mellel 3.5.1 will fix that very soon. We apologise for that.
If that's preventing you from working on your document and you can't wait, we suggest downgrading to Mellel 3.4.5 until the fix is issued (in the next few days).
Link: http://d1riogbqt3a9uw.cloudfront.net/mellel_345b4.dmg
Regarding auto titles in text boxes. We plan to provide a good solution after Mellel 4.0.
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