Request: Auto-title palette indicates level of selected text

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johnny366
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Request: Auto-title palette indicates level of selected text

Post by johnny366 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:31 pm

Could the Auto title palette be consistent with the Styles palettes? It would be helpful to select in an auto title and see its level highlighted in the palette.

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Re: Request: Auto-title palette indicates level of selected text

Post by rpcameron » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:47 am

As a wider request ... I would love to see an interface refresh and have Mellel embrace the true style of OS X, instead of its haphazard implementation of Apple's HIG. And, better consistency throughout.
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Auto-title & references

Post by johnny366 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:22 pm

In the process of adding a reference to an Auto title, for me a major bottleneck is finding the target in the Edit Reference panel. I have a LOT of Auto titles in my document. It would be great to pick the target from the Outline sidebar instead, as this is where I can see the real structure of the document.

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Re: Request: Auto-title palette indicates level of selected text

Post by DylanMuir » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:00 am

Agreed. Finding the right autotitle target for a reference can be a challenge. Dragging from the outline pane would be one method; having the reference creation pane display similar to the outline display would be another.

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Re: Request: Auto-title palette indicates level of selected text

Post by Ori Redler » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:08 pm

johnny366 wrote:Could the Auto title palette be consistent with the Styles palettes? It would be helpful to select in an auto title and see its level highlighted in the palette.
Yes, this is something planned.
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Re: Request: Auto-title palette indicates level of selected text

Post by Ori Redler » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:09 pm

rpcameron wrote:As a wider request ... I would love to see an interface refresh and have Mellel embrace the true style of OS X, instead of its haphazard implementation of Apple's HIG. And, better consistency throughout.
And this too. Mellel does seem a bit inconsistent and tattered at the seams.
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Re: Request: Auto-title palette indicates level of selected text

Post by ozean » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:53 am

Great to read that you will look into these UI things! This will surely be a big help to newcomers in particular, and ease the workflow for all of us :)

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