Feature request: split window

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How much would you like the ability to split Mellel's main window horizontally for viewing two places in a document simultaneously?

Poll ended at Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:43 pm

It would seriously increase my love of Mellel
15
47%
I'd use it occasionally
15
47%
I couldn't care less
2
6%
 
Total votes: 32

Ralph
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Feature request: split window

Post by Ralph » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:43 pm

Now that I'm writing book-length projects with Mellel, I would really like the ability to view two places in a document simultaneously. You know, look at p. 28 and p. 212 at the same time to compare, fix incompatibilities, etc.

Word, BBEdit, and others do this by allowing you to split the main window horizontally, and scroll (and search) both panes independently. You can even drag-drop text from one pane to the other.

I think this would be a superb addition to Mellel.

What do you think? Poll attached.

Timotheus
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Post by Timotheus » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:56 pm

Yes, but both horizontal and vertical split.

Ralph
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Post by Ralph » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:16 pm

What's the point of the vertical split? Horizontal seems vastly more important to me.

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Post by Mart°n » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:29 pm

Don’t know what’s the benefit of a vertical split, but I like to see a diagonal one. No other software I know has this, so Mellel would be the market leader!

O.k., seriously, a horizontal split would be great, especially with the planned cross-references feature. Then you could see the reference and the part it references to at a glance.

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Post by Reiner » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:30 pm

I also would prefer horizontal and vertical. would be great.
Reiner

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Post by nvalvo » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:06 pm

Bi-directional split is really cool. Pixen, a graphics program, has a really interesting implementation if the Redlers wanted some inspiration...

Mart°n
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Post by Mart°n » Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:24 am

nvalvo wrote:Bi-directional split is really cool. Pixen, a graphics program, has a really interesting implementation if the Redlers wanted some inspiration...
I’ve downloaded and tried Pixen but I couldn’t find the Bi-directional spilt you’ve mentioned. Could you give a hint how to activate it?

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Post by milhouse » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:52 am

I was wondering where this feature request is. It has become an indispensable feature for me.

I purchased an upgrade license to Mellel but don't generally write in it because of this. (I use Scrivener)

Comments?

thanks

:)

danzac

Post by danzac » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:28 pm

I too would love this feature, and eagerly await it. Unfortunately the poll is closed, otherwise I would vote. So count this as a vote.

arent13
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Split screens

Post by arent13 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:25 pm

Yes, I would also really like this option, to solve the problem of chapters in books, I currently keep all chapters as single files to be able to read at two different places.
- cheers, arent

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Post by milhouse » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:00 pm

Feedback from the Devs??

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Another vote

Post by Danoz » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:25 pm

danzac wrote:I too would love this feature, and eagerly await it. Unfortunately the poll is closed, otherwise I would vote. So count this as a vote.
Count me as another vote.

Nick

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Post by Shayne » Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:02 pm

Another vote here

Shayne

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