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by laup
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting Mellel doc with footnotes, page numbers to Word
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Exporting Mellel doc with footnotes, page numbers to Word

I have exported a number of 100-page complex documents to Word successfully, including tables with colored cells, figures, footnotes, endnotes, and cross references. I had a few puzzlers along the way, but nothing profound. It would be good for those of us who have done so to collect tips for others...
by laup
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: MathType and Catalina
Replies: 7
Views: 5504

Re: MathType and Catalina

David, my current analysis is as follows: 1. If I am being practical , then --using Word 365 to create or edit equations for Mellel will be relatively painless for me since I have Office 365 anyway --to edit pre-existing MathType equations, the only solution I know of is to create a virtual machine ...
by laup
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: MathType and Catalina
Replies: 7
Views: 5504

Re: MathType and Catalina

Wiris has announced its MathType "solution" for Mac Users. It will depend on using Word 365. They say that MathType 8 for Catalina/Big Sur will not happen "in the foreseeable future" because they see the way ahead for MathType as being embedded as an Add-in or Add-on. No editing of equations from ol...
by laup
Mon May 31, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Half-arsed implementation of footnotes
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Half-arsed implementation of footnotes

Also, I suggest allowing note streams attached to individual tables and figures.
by laup
Mon May 31, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Half-arsed implementation of footnotes
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Half-arsed implementation of footnotes

This ties into a larger issue. It is often very useful and even necessary to collect both notes and references at the end of chapters, as with an edited or otherwise modular book. Thus, in thinking about how to address the notes feature in Mellel, Eyal should think also about Bookends.
by laup
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: File format for greatest longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: File format for greatest longevity

Icelander, I experimented with Libre Office today in opening a few old Word files. Results varied from near-perfect to not correctly capturing the original figures. One from 1989 looks quite good, including line drawings . I was able to make a pdf, so I'm covered that way, but to what do you suggest...
by laup
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: File format for greatest longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: File format for greatest longevity

Icelander, I’ve used Libre Office for conversion, but forget whether it worked for graphics and equations. If so, that’s great. I will convert a bunch of files when I get a little time. My experience with export to .docx has also been very good, especially with two points that may still not be docum...
by laup
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: File format for greatest longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: File format for greatest longevity

I only wish that I had made pdfs of all the Word documents that I wrote back in the 1980s and 1990s. Since there now exist good pdf to Word converters, I'd be in good shape.
by laup
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Advice on Collaborating with Track Changes
Replies: 0
Views: 840

Advice on Collaborating with Track Changes

I still have scars from working with Word manuscripts that went through multiple collaborators sequentially. Crashes, file corruption, and other ugly stuff. Is anyone aware of problems when doing so with Mellel? Or, to put it differently, do folks have suggestions or cautions about writing in Mellel...
by laup
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Ori Redler 1964-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4065

Re: Ori Redler 1964-2020

Eyal, although I never met Ori "live," I am devastated because of getting to know the two of you so well through cyberspace. I can only offer my condolences.
by laup
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Big Sur - is it OK to upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Re: Big Sur - is it OK to upgrade

If you need equations in your documents, then both Catalina and Big Sur are problems. MathType is supposed to be developing a version that will work, but that is not promised until sometime in 2021.
by laup
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5595

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

I have done further checking. I ran into problems previously when I inserted images in pdf format (making it possible for publishers to edit figures without having my original drawing-program files). As I recall, this created problems with some journals because they would translate the pdfs into Wor...
by laup
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5595

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

Wow, I never thought of that! Is this effect a bug or a feature? I don't understand the logic that must be driving this. It may be compelling. For years, I have used in-line wrapped figures because, when I have not, I have run into very annoying problems with exported versions of the manuscript. I d...
by laup
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5595

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

I have put a-two-page file illustrating the problem is at

http://www.mediafire.com/file/xeo5tbkt1 ... ellel/file
by laup
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping caption and figure together
Replies: 11
Views: 5595

Re: Keeping caption and figure together

Ah, so you want the caption to be *above* the figure, now I understand. :–) There is a setting "Keep with next", where one specifies the number of lines in the next paragraph, but this does not seem to work when the next paragraph is an image. The Keep-with-next-field in the Paragraph style palette...