The new index feature in Mellel 4

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The new index feature in Mellel 4

Post by Icelander » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:51 pm

I have been taking a close look at the new index feature in Mellel 4.

Suppose I have a book manuscript with more than 400 pages, and the name "Stalin" appears on 150 pages. I would like to index all the occurrences of the name.

I haven't found an easy way to do this. It seems I'm supposed to enter the name in the Find box and then
repeat the following four steps 150 times (!!):

1. click the 'next' button to find the next occurrence
2. execute the New Record & Mark command from the Insert menu
3. close the New Record in the Index pane with a mouse click
4. click the 'next' button

Is this the long lasting curse of not having a Find All feature in Mellel? In Nisus you would do a Find All search and then mark the results as index items all in one go. The whole procedure would not take more than 2 seconds.

Avner
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Re: The new index feature in Mellel 4

Post by Avner » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:55 am

It should take you under 1 second in Mellel, as the new Quick Index feature has a Mark All button.

Refer to the following resource for more information:

https://www.mellel.com/mellel-flare/Con ... 0Index.htm
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Re: The new index feature in Mellel 4

Post by Icelander » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:25 am

Thank you Avner. Your answer is much appreciated.
Finally someone who can give objective information about Mellel and not immediately freak out when Nisus is mentioned.

Welcome to the Mellel team!

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Re: The new index feature in Mellel 4

Post by joseph_anton » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:02 pm

Another question relating to the new index feature: is there any way of interacting with the index markers in the iPad version of Mellel?

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Re: The new index feature in Mellel 4

Post by Avner » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:17 pm

joseph_anton wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:02 pm
Another question relating to the new index feature: is there any way of interacting with the index markers in the iPad version of Mellel?
Not at the moment, the spec wasn't built to accommodate users creating an index on their iPad.
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