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Custom numbering unit in Auto-Title, etc.

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:54 pm
by legaltalks
Hello.
I've recently edited a couple of documents of good chunks using Mellel 4.
In doing that, I found some things could be more user-friendly or give more leeway to the user.

First, customised numbering unit in Auto-Title.
Melle 4 supports 10 kinds of numbering unit at the moment. My suggestion is to allow users to type in and save their own numbering unit, for that most numbering units are latin language-related characters, which are not so useful for non-latin language users.
If I can type in and save my korean numbering units to choose them in a drop-down menu for my own use, rather than those being provided as a factory setting, it would be more helpful to me.

Second, footnote in the middle of Auto-Title.
If there is a footnote in the Auto-Title, footnote texts come up in the Auto-Title. Not footnote reference symbols.
I tried not to insert footnotes in headings, but sometimes it is inevitable.

Third, display of contents with the same style.
I read similar complaints about this, maybe in this forum. That is, you don't know which part will be replaced until you actually replace styles. Yet you still don't know that when you are editing an up to 1,000 page-document as I did.
It will be a great time-saving feature that you can jump to that page when you select a certain style in a replace styles window.

Lastly, insert mention in page style edit window.
I don't know if this is a bug in my Mellel. I cannot insert mention in page style editing window. I can only do that in an actual page, clicking a header. And then I see some things like #???# in the header in page style editing window.
Mentions are correctly shown in the pages, though.
Anyway I had to repeat to apply it to other page ranges, because inserting a mention in an actual page affects only the page range where you insert it.
Actually there are some more I wish for, but the above features would be very useful.

Best Wishes.

Re: Custom numbering unit in Auto-Title, etc.

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:53 pm
by Avner
Thank you for your feedback, I've added it to our users wishlist and we'll look into it when we plan our future versions.

Regarding the notes in the Auto-titles please open a support request and attach the document so we can investigate, this isn't the expected behavior.

Second, mentions are part of a Page style, so that is why they will only appear in the page range you are editing when you are inserting them. You can also insert them via the Edit Page Style window, which should provide a more convenient editing interface from my experience.

Re: Custom numbering unit in Auto-Title, etc.

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:31 pm
by Icelander
Avner wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:53 pm
Regarding the notes […] this isn't the expected behavior.
I'm having the same issue as legaltalks, but it took me some time to figure out what he meant. So for clarification, I'm going to rephrase his comment.

• If you have already assigned an Auto-title to a paragraph, there is no way to create a footnote somewhere in the Auto-title because Insert menu > Note > Footnote and the toolbar button for Footnote are grayed out. This is, I expect, the normal behavior.

• What legaltalks means, if I understand him correctly, is the following: if you ALREADY have a paragraph with a footnote in it and decide to turn the paragraph into an Auto-title, the footnote will disappear and the (previous) footnote text will appear instead in the Auto-title, which makes no sense.

Re: Custom numbering unit in Auto-Title, etc.

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:27 pm
by legaltalks
Thank you for your replies. But I feel I need to clarify the problem I mentioned.
You can also insert them via the Edit Page Style window, which should provide a more convenient editing interface from my experience.
I want to do as you suggested, but what I tried to say is that in the Edit Page Style window, clicking insert mention did not show drop down menu at all. Only when I clicked it in the actual page, it did work.
That's why I said "I don't know if this is a bug in my Mellel"

It is maybe not a big deal, but it could be a big deal when you are editing a long, long document.

Kind Regards.

Re: Custom numbering unit in Auto-Title, etc.

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:23 am
by Avner
Thank you for clarifying. I've opened a bug for the Mentions dropdown problem.