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by laup
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Nice-to-Have Table Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 7187

Nice-to-Have Table Issues

Mellel's still-fairly-new table features are very nice and I have been using them intensively in a new manuscript. This includes styles, templates, alternating rows, and repeat header. I am trying to collect suggestions for tweaks as I go along. I'm sure others have ideas as well. My current list is...
by laup
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Style of new rows or columns of table
Replies: 2
Views: 2294

Style of new rows or columns of table

Is there a trick to use so that, when adding rows or columns to a pre-existing table, they will come in styled in the same way as others?
by laup
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: split view
Replies: 21
Views: 16333

Re: Feature request: split view

Yes, I have long hoped for this feature. I have no idea whether it's a little or small ask. I sometimes use a flawed workaround. Starting with File 3.20, I save-as to a new version File 3.20b. I edit that one, while having File 3.20 open so that I can have an approximate split-screen functionality. ...
by laup
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Facing a new decade
Replies: 13
Views: 11528

Re: Facing a new decade

Ah, that makes sense.
by laup
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Another table layout question
Replies: 1
Views: 4634

Re: Another table layout question

I have page styles for front matter (page numbers i, ii, ..), main text (page numbers 1, 2...), and main-text horizontal. If at a point in the main text I want to have a horizontal figure or table, I insert a page-style break, go to the new page, do a couple of carriage returns, and insert another p...
by laup
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Facing a new decade
Replies: 13
Views: 11528

Re: Facing a new decade

Responding to Sani, 1. Footnotes. This is controllable in Edit Note Attributes (a selection under Insert Notes). 2. Captions. I have auto titles for figure and table captions. They work well. I probably am misunderstanding what you mean by captions. 3. Styles. Yes, this is a problem. 4. Tables. Yes,...
by laup
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: footnotes in files exported to rtf
Replies: 6
Views: 6757

Re: footnotes in files exported to rtf

If for some reason, one is labeling footnotes with *, dagger, etc., rather than numbers, then restarting each page is preferable. A rationale for that is when footnotes are used only for, e.g., definitions, while endnotes are used for all other kinds of notes (citations, elaborations, etc.).
by laup
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How do Mellel users take notes?
Replies: 11
Views: 9543

Re: How do Mellel users take notes?

When writing a paper or book in Mellel, I create a separate note stream called "Author notes" in red font. These notes may be reminders, discussion of subtleties, and even "tricks" used for figures, formats, exports, Word compatibility, etc. I delete such notes as the manuscript matures, although so...
by laup
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Fixes in Export to Word
Replies: 0
Views: 14417

Fixes in Export to Word

A number of users have urged achieving "good" export to Word as a priority. I agree. That might be a herculean task, but my guess is that fixing a finite set of problems would go a very long way. It might be useful to Eyal et al if we collect known problems. Here is my list. I have not established t...
by laup
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Copy Citation (Bookends)
Replies: 4
Views: 5898

Re: Copy Citation (Bookends)

Thanks. You're right about Live Bibliography. Yes, I've rebuilt the Bookends library and are using the same apps and versions on both machines. All the several ways of invoking Copy Citation have the same results The new-account experiment yields nothing now, but I will try it again next time the pr...
by laup
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Copy Citation (Bookends)
Replies: 4
Views: 5898

Copy Citation (Bookends)

As a public-service announcement, sort of, let me describe a problem I've had and a very clunky "solution." Perhaps this will help others and perhaps someone will tell us how to deal with it better. Problem: on my iMac, but not my MacBook Pro, both using Mojave, Copy Citation often doesn't work for ...
by laup
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Copy Citation (Bookends)
Replies: 0
Views: 14157

Copy Citation (Bookends)

As a public-service announcement, sort of, let me describe a problem I've had and a very clunky "solution." Perhaps this will help others and perhaps someone will tell us how to deal with it better. Problem: on my iMac, but not my MacBook Pro, both using Mojave, Copy Citation often doesn't work for ...
by laup
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Publishing in New ACM Format
Replies: 0
Views: 13051

Publishing in New ACM Format

The ACM has revised its formats within the last year or is still in the process of doing so. Do other Mellel users have any experience with this? Is there a new Mellel template for ACM?
by laup
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Update on Export to Word
Replies: 1
Views: 2144

Update on Export to Word

A chronic problem for Mellel users is exporting to Microsoft Word. Various earlier posts have addressed the issue over the years. The export from Mellel to rtf still has a number of problems, which carry through to a Word document. Currently, I find that my best option is to export from Mellel to pd...
by laup
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Table Notes
Replies: 0
Views: 12503

Table Notes

Mellel doesn't advertise the ability to have table notes, but it is sometimes possible. Define a note stream, Table Notes. Specify that the notes appear "After text." Specify that renumbering starts with each new section Then, when inserting a new table in which one wants to have table notes, put th...