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by ozean
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: default auto-title setup
Replies: 5
Views: 5051

Are you sure you did save your auto-title setup? I always forget to do this and then find myself wondering about why they do not appear in other documents…
by ozean
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Recover from XML??
Replies: 9
Views: 8284

Re: Looks plausible

It's been a while since I felt comfortable fiddling with Mac system settings You could also delete the launchdb using a tool such as Marcel Bresink’s most excellent "TinkerTool System". It allows for five (I think) free full-featured evaluation runs and might help you perform these tasks more easily.
by ozean
Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Why does Mellel have no highlighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 14825

Now that's a clever workaround!
The only backdraw is that it would cause clutter by doubling the number of character styles… But until the Redlers have implemented this as a distinct feature I will rely on your suggestion, I guess.
Thanks for the tip!
by ozean
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Outline/Table of Contents
Replies: 6
Views: 9702

I wonder if there is any good reason for Mellel not to allow two or more auto-title flows to have the same structural level. I can't see any, but I could be overlooking something. That would be one way that the developers could solve this problem properly. Yes, I also wondered about this. Having th...
by ozean
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: 2.0.8 document can't be saved
Replies: 12
Views: 11246

It might be a good idea to send this document to the Redlers, so that they can fix this import issue in the next build.

:)
by ozean
Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 2.1.1: localisations, paste special, zoom, more
Replies: 25
Views: 21392

Re: Mellel 2.1.1: localisations, paste special, zoom, more

• Paste Special: Paste options for paste as plain text, character attributes, paragraph attributes, and list attributes. Wonderful! Thanks! One thing to quibble about though: Could you set a default keyboard shortcut for copy and paste plain text (apple+alt+c or v) – I tried to set a shortcut using...
by ozean
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Learned Spelling in xml-Format
Replies: 6
Views: 7195

I just opened the file test-wise in TextEdit and saw that by default, TextEdit seems to open it with the wrong encoding causing non-ascii characters like umlauts (öäü) not to be displayed correctly. TextWrangler opened the file without problems. The file seems to be encoded as UTF-8 - perhaps one co...
by ozean
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 9666

Re: reply

I didn't see the "keep with next" button, that's right. However, I prefer having the lables below figures... Is there any solution for that, too? Yes: define a paragraph style for figures and set "keep with next" to 1 line. That way the line following the figure’s paragraph (i.e. the label) will be...
by ozean
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Learned Spelling in xml-Format
Replies: 6
Views: 7195

Strange, I never had the idea that one would want to open the spellings file in Mellel instead of in a text editor. I would guess the reason for this is that a list of words belonging to different categories is something distinctly different to a flow of text that contains individual formatting, not...
by ozean
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 9666

Re: Feedback

(2) Tables: I did not figure out how to prevent tables from floating over page borders. In principle, this is a nice feature, but it would be cool if one could turn it off. If I understand correctly, you mean the table problem where part of the table vanishes over the table border instead of flowin...
by ozean
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 9666

Re: Feedback

(3) I used auto-titles to label my figures and tables. I missed the possibility to stick titles to figures, so that they act as a group. It is quite annoying when the figure is on one page and the title is on the next. I did that too – and I had them stick to their objects. 8) If your labels are ab...
by ozean
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: need: clean empty mentions (even better: fallback mechanism)
Replies: 6
Views: 5394

Thanks for the tip. That is certainly helpful as a workaround. However, I would still prefer it if the undefined mention would just be empty instead of filled with this strange string. I think it is a good idea to provide some feedback in the interface telling users that a definition is missing. But...
by ozean
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: need: clean empty mentions (even better: fallback mechanism)
Replies: 6
Views: 5394

You mean manually in those situations? Or could this be done automatically. Manually would be … a hassle – to put it mildyly ;)

But thanks for the suggestion. Might be the only workaround for now…
by ozean
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: need: clean empty mentions (even better: fallback mechanism)
Replies: 6
Views: 5394

need: clean empty mentions (even better: fallback mechanism)

I have set up my mentions in such a way that odd pages display the name of the chapter and even pages the name of the subchapter in the header. However, I do not always have a subchapter defined (some of my chapters are not long enough to require subchapters), therefore I have plenty of pages in my ...
by ozean
Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Multiple Tables of Contents?
Replies: 1
Views: 4445

I use different Auto-Titles to accomplish this. The normal (hierarchical / chapter) Auto-Titles are then put into a part of the TOC that is seperate from the other Auto-Title streams (in my case those are photo, graphic, transcript). When I insert a TOC the TOC is produced in one section, first the ...