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by Icelander
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: How to create Find Action with Return (¶) character?
Replies: 6
Views: 3305

Re: How to create Find Action with Return (¶) character?

Thanks Avner, but this doesn't work either. Perhaps you overlooked what I said about the * selection *. I need to restrict this to Search in Selection Anyway, a find action with "Search in Selection" and the above mentioned parameters doesn't work. However, you can create a find action with "Search ...
by Icelander
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Issues with formatting of citations after scanning with Bookends
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Re: Issues with formatting of citations after scanning with Bookends

After scanning my Mellel document with Bookends, I am finding that the citations in one section of the document appear in a Character Style different to the paragraph around them Hello, In Mellel, did you enable "Map Citation Styles" and 'Use Surrounding' in Edit > Bibliography > Bib & Cit. style M...
by Icelander
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Textbox template
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Re: Textbox template

I want to generate pages in the Cornell note-taking format. […] How can I set up a template that generates infinite pages in a document, as needed? […] I thought Tables might work for this, but I couldn't figure out how to set up the Tables in the needed way.) Hello Kevin, Here is a template I made...
by Icelander
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: How to create Find Action with Return (¶) character?
Replies: 6
Views: 3305

How to create Find Action with Return (¶) character?

Dear Avner et al. Is it possible to create a Find Action consisting of just one Return (¶) character? I have imported a long text document with paragraphs that look like this: Blaablaa blaablaa blaablaa blaablaa blaa- blaa blaablaa blaablaa blaablaa blaablaa blaablaa blaablaa blaablaa blaablaa blaab...
by Icelander
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: The new index feature in Mellel 4
Replies: 4
Views: 3339

Re: The new index feature in Mellel 4

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!
by Icelander
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 22226

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

c_szabo wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:19 pm
You're here to promote Nisus.
Not promoting anything, just interested in finding out how Mellel compares with other word processors. This is a legitimate and commendable aspiration.

The essence of rational discourse is to deal with the arguments provided; not to shoot the messenger.
by Icelander
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: question about comments in imported doc or docx files
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Re: question about comments in imported doc or docx files

Hello Jeremy, Comments and changes you make in Word 2011 with Track Changes on, are not shown if you save the document as .doc or .docx and open them in Mellel 4. However, if you save the file as Rich Text File , comments and track changes are shown in Mellel 4, but notice that formatting changes ar...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Index in Mellel 4. Feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 2062

Index in Mellel 4. Feedback

I wished page numbers in the index would link to the corresponding pages. Double click on a page number should take you directly to the page where the indexed word appears. Would be a great time saver. I also wished the Tags field in the Index pane had an autocomplete feature (like the Keyword field...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: The new index feature in Mellel 4
Replies: 4
Views: 3339

The new index feature in Mellel 4

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 t...
by Icelander
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Thank you for "Background (on screen)"
Replies: 6
Views: 2951

Re: Thank you for "Background (on screen)"

the cool blue background really helps minimize eye strain. Wish we could post images of our favorite documents. In File -> Document Setup -> Background (on screen) use the Color sliders with the RGB Sliders to reveal the color's exact value. You may have to use the pipette to pick up the color. The...
by Icelander
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 22226

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

miles11 wrote:Then you come back with long-assed posts in which you act lika an argumentative asshole.
If you are unable to carry on a rational discussion and put together logical arguments based on reason, then that's OK with me. No need to resort to an ad hominem response and foul language.
by Icelander
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 22226

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

Wish we could post images, I've created what I believe is a beautiful Mellel Default document. Yes, not being able to post images here is infuriating. That's why I said earlier that the first priority for the developers should be to fix the forum, or still better, get a different forum software alt...
by Icelander
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 22226

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

Hello miles11, Your arguments as to why you use Mellel are not convincing. Styles allow you to create Style Sets to fill many different needs, and save them for reuse as needed. Nisus has also styles and allows you to search for them very easily, something I haven't been able to do yet in Mellel. Te...
by Icelander
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 22226

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

Did I mention that it's flat-out fun to use? Yes, I agree, but it is unintuitive and idiosyncratic. Mellel is solid a rock. I don't remember if I've ever had a crash while using this program. By me, Mellel has crashed several times when I try to search for Headings in bold, for example. I know it c...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 22226

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

Hello miles11 Mellel is not scriptable, but could an applescript be set up using System Events to quickly get to the correct menu I just tried tell application "System Events" tell process "Mellel" click menu item "Copy" of menu "Edit" of menu bar 1 delay 0.5 end tell end tell This usually works if ...