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by Icelander
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: File format for greatest longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: File format for greatest longevity

I'm torn between rtf and xml as the format for styled documents It's only recently that Mellel can export in .docx format. My recent (irregular, spontaneous, and unsystematic) tests have shown that export from Mellel in .docx format is now more reliable than .rtf, especially when it comes to preser...
by Icelander
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: File format for greatest longevity
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

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 Paul, have you tried using LibreOffice to convert your old Word documents? On several occasions I have described here in this forum how I was able to convert all my old Word 5 documents with LibreOff...
by Icelander
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: La traduction en français
Replies: 5
Views: 3122

Re: La traduction en français

Icelander wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:28 am
Any update on this matter?
Oops, it seems CAUBRY already left the forum 1 year ago.

Maybe Vaissiere can answer the question instead…?
by Icelander
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: index all?
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: index all?

is there a simple and quick way to index all the words of a text? As far as I can see, no. However, you can do this automatically in Nisus. The program generates a word list and/or frequency list, and you can index your file in one fell swoop based on the word list. Before you insert the index, you...
by Icelander
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: La traduction en français
Replies: 5
Views: 3122

Re: La traduction en français

Dear CAUBRY et al,

Any update on this matter? Did you contact support? And what did they say?

Your last post was 1 year ago.
by Icelander
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Inserting citations from Bookends
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: Inserting citations from Bookends

hitting OK no longer seems to deliver the citation into the Mellel document as it once did. Make sure Bookends is allowed to talk to Mellel. See the fourth last post in this thread: https://www.sonnysoftware.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4864&p=22050 Scroll down to the fourth last post and start r...
by Icelander
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Selecting all footnotes
Replies: 12
Views: 25145

Re: Selecting all footnotes

This feature still doesn't exist ? I think the developer has made it clear that this feature will be implemented on Sankt Nimmerleinstag , as the Germans use to say (no, I'm not German.) Mellel is the only major word processor today that doesn't offer non-contiguous selection, and apparently – base...
by Icelander
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting document in WORD Format
Replies: 19
Views: 3972

Re: Exporting document in WORD Format

We have success!! You see… that's what I meant! Since we all use the same program (Mellel) it's easy to send a file to another member of the forum for inspection. If a picture is worth a thousand words, an original document is worth two thousand words, if I may use that expression. With Messages.ap...
by Icelander
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting document in WORD Format
Replies: 19
Views: 3972

Re: Exporting document in WORD Format

Yes, this is getting silly: involving the entire Forum in the process Well, not really. The discussion has revealed some fundamental truth: 1. Here we have a user who has written 200 pages in Mellel without obviously ever taking the time to read the Mellel Guide. No wonder that he encounters proble...
by Icelander
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Changing Note Atrributes with unintended results
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Changing Note Atrributes with unintended results

Eventually, I fixed the situation directly in the exported document in Word, by selecting all the footnotes there. So you left the problem in Mellel unresolved… Just "selecting all the footnotes there" won't fix anything. Therefore, please be so kind and share more details with us about what you di...
by Icelander
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Changing Note Atrributes with unintended results
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Changing Note Atrributes with unintended results

General remarks about adding character styles to a paragraph style Unlike Nisus, where adding character styles to a paragraph style never leads to problems, Mellel is different. Rule 1 If you want to add character styles in Mellel to a text with a paragraph style and want to make the character styl...
by Icelander
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Changing Note Atrributes with unintended results
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Changing Note Atrributes with unintended results

1. Go back to the point in time before you started meddling with the Note attributes and all words with the Small Caps character style were visible in your notes. 2. To begin with, make sure you have a character style called "Note text". Select it by clicking ONLY once on it in the character pane. W...
by Icelander
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Vocabulary test
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Vocabulary test

Manually, there is Edit\Markers\Find previous marked text (or next).
This implies that unknown words and phrases be turned into bookmarks with markers to highlight and filter them in the Outline pane.

Thank you for your additional/alternative suggestion.
by Icelander
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Vocabulary test
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Vocabulary test

I have just finished reading a long novel in Mellel. I assigned the color magenta to words and phrases that I am unfamiliar with. How can I search for whole paragraphs (or sentences) in which such words appear? I need to get all these words in their proper context and then paste the paragraphs into ...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel and the Mac's shortcuts
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

Re: Mellel and the Mac's shortcuts