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by DavidH
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: OpenType help
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: OpenType help

Sorry, I've been away a few days. I believe the workaround involving Typinator came from Icelander, not me. But your problem may be that a Typinator expansion inherits its character attributes from the preceding text if the little dropdown menu at the left hand end of the expansion field in Typinato...
by DavidH
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: OpenType help
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: OpenType help

My own sense had been that if the name of an OT feature exactly matched one of those in Mellel's menu, all would be well within Mellel itself. Justification alternates work just fine, for instance. Nowadays some fonts have multiple distinct stylistic sets, and Mellel offers the same limited set of f...
by DavidH
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Export to .rtf and .docx
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Re: Export to .rtf and .docx

I can confirm that unlike most special formatting, OpenType features applied to characters in Mellel regularly do go missing in docx export. This happens whether they were applied directly to particular bits of text in the Mellel document or whether they were called for as part of a special characte...
by DavidH
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Change default settings for Image properties
Replies: 1
Views: 1387

Re: Change default settings for Image properties

As far as I can tell the answer is no. Dragged images start their lives as floating and wrapped-around; images brought in using the Insert Image menu option start their lives as inline. Once an image is in the document you can double-click it to get the Edit Image popover and change these properties...
by DavidH
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: OpenType help
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: OpenType help

You can apply OpenType features (including Discretionary ligatures, Titling alternates, Stylistic alternates, etc) to selected text or to the next text you type by using the dropdown menu of OpenType Features in the bottom lefthand corner of the Character attributes palette. Such features remain che...
by DavidH
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature Request: long document variables wrap to next line
Replies: 4
Views: 4215

Re: Feature Request: long document variables wrap to next line

A document variable inserts its text on a single line with inelastic spacing between words, regardless of current paragraph attributes, spilling past the right hand text margin if necessary. This isn’t the behavior one would expect from a glossary facility or a text expansion utility that defined it...
by DavidH
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Looking for your input regarding Mellel's Factory templates
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: Looking for your input regarding Mellel's Factory templates

I’ve used and loved Mellel for many years now, but struggles with its default templates (A4 etc.) delayed and continues to hamper my use of autotitles, note streams, etc. The templates gave me bad habits and got me invested in the maintenance of style sets I’d organize very differently if I was star...
by DavidH
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: MathType and Catalina
Replies: 10
Views: 8507

Re: MathType and Catalina

Thanks so much for this.
by DavidH
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: MathType and Catalina
Replies: 10
Views: 8507

Re: MathType and Catalina

I think that's precisely right. I have Word myself but I'd given up on MathType a while back because they weren't getting anything going in Catalina and Big Sur, which I needed. My one caution is you might have baseline issues of your own copying from Word to Mellel. Good luck. As to my own situatio...
by DavidH
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: MathType and Catalina
Replies: 10
Views: 8507

Re: MathType and Catalina

Dear Paul, I feel your pain. Until recently Wiris said it was working on a version of MathType that would work across applications in newer versions of the Mac OS, but changes in how the OS operates had already led its old competitor, MathMagic, to give up. It looks like Wiris is giving up as well. ...
by DavidH
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: 4 Feature Requests
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

Re: 4 Feature Requests

A couple questions about what you have in mind. As to 1, is what you want an option for Mellel to automatically open a new DOCUMENT on launch? (I have no use for this myself, but tastes differ.) As to 4, for as long as I can remember Mellel has respected the built-in kerning in PostScript and TrueTy...
by DavidH
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quotation marks (English)
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Re: Quotation marks (English)

A procedure for managing this task using Mellel's Find Set feature is in the Mellel Guide, at the end of the Advanced Typography section, "Replacing Straight Quotes." (p. 207 of the current version of the Guide)
by DavidH
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Error reporting not possible in Mellel 5.0.6
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Re: Error reporting not possible in Mellel 5.0.6

Have you sent an email to support?
by DavidH
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bibliography is inserted before endnotes?
Replies: 25
Views: 11802

Re: Bibliography is inserted before endnotes?

Thanks to Icelander for filling in these important details.
by DavidH
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Bibliography is inserted before endnotes?
Replies: 25
Views: 11802

Re: Bibliography is inserted before endnotes?

This might or might not help in your situation, but page breaks and page RANGE breaks (also known as page style breaks) are two different things. You need a page break whenever you want to force the text to continue on a fresh page, but you ordinarily need a page RANGE break only when you want to ch...