Search found 286 matches

by laup
Tue May 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Updated advice on equations and equation numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

Re: Updated advice on equations and equation numbering

Let me add some important items. 1. Equation and Equation Number on Same Line . The auto-title approach (Method 2 in my previous post) allows for the equation number to be on the same line as the equation. When defining the auto-title for Equation Number, set a tab close to the right margin where yo...
by laup
Sun May 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Updated advice on equations and equation numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

Re: Updated advice on equations and equation numbering

Responding to my own question, I have tried two methods for entering equations. Both seem acceptable. The first may be more feasible with the new beta's treatment of tables. The latter is what Ori suggested months ago (using autotitles). Method 1. Insert a table with two columns, one row. Adjust the...
by laup
Sat May 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: List orders
Replies: 0
Views: 9276

List orders

It is possible to put lists of, e.g., character styles or paragraph styles in whatever order one wants. That seems to work only on one's current device. Is there a file that can be synchronized across devices, perhaps in Library/Application Support? If so, I don't see it.
by laup
Fri May 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: how to remove auto-title attribute?
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

Re: how to remove auto-title attribute?

I see no problem here with Mellel. 1. Copy the header in question (or, if numbered, just the text part) 2. Paste Special as Plain Text as a new line. 3. Delete the previous header. You can do as you wish with the string of text, as usual. If you copied and pasted special an entire numbered auto titl...
by laup
Sun May 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Web for Custom Stuff?
Replies: 0
Views: 8811

Web for Custom Stuff?

Is it possible to store custom styles, autotitles, etc. in the cloud, ideally in Dropbox? If so, where do I specify the location?

Sonny Software made it possible to do this with Bookends, which is very convenient. One sets the location of custom folders in its Preference file.
by laup
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Updated advice on equations and equation numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

Updated advice on equations and equation numbering

It has been some time since these matters were discussed on the Forum. What are the most effective methods people have found for using equations in Mellel, preferably to include automated equation numbering? In the past, I have used MathType and have entered numbers manually (without automation). I ...
by laup
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Table Styles?
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Re: Table Styles?

Great thanks
by laup
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Table Styles?
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Table Styles?

Unless I have missed it, Mellel does not have personalized Table Styles. It would be convenient if one could define table styles and insert them. As a crude substitute, I have created a separate file with tables having 2, 3, and 4 columns, with the cells all in the desired text format and with my pr...
by laup
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How Mellel has failed me
Replies: 12
Views: 6329

Re: How Mellel has failed me

I do not have solutions to all the problems mentioned, but some things I have done may resolve SOME of them: Be sure that all images (including equations) are (1) entered as .pngs, (2) in the format of in-line, and (3) with the wrap button clicked. This is not the default. The PNG files are much sma...
by laup
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Accepting Changes Incrementally
Replies: 5
Views: 3854

Accepting Changes Incrementally

Is it possible to select a paragraph with changes and then accept only the changes in that selection?
by laup
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A clarification regarding Mellel 4.0.3 and "Diamond styles"
Replies: 18
Views: 9572

Re: A clarification regarding Mellel 4.0.3 and "Diamond styles"

I agree with earlier posts (need a nice search feature). However, the problem is larger. The diamonds are very disconcerting. Eyal nicely points out that we could just ignore them and get on with life, but for some of us (I suspect many of those who are obsessive enough to use Mellel rather than the...
by laup
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnotes to Footnotes and Vice Versa
Replies: 4
Views: 6385

Endnotes to Footnotes and Vice Versa

Is there an easy way to change all endnotes to footnotes, or vice versa, as can occur if the journal for a manuscript turns out to want the opposite convention of the original manuscript? It is easy enough to redefine the existing footnote or endnote style so that it looks like the other, but--in my...
by laup
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 10119

Re: A call for tables

Another table problem. If one selects the table's text and equalizes the columns, the result may have rows with highly varied gaps at the bottom. One must then move each row upward manually. Shouldn't the default set the row height to be what is necessary to show all text in the row's deepest cell?
by laup
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A call for tables
Replies: 23
Views: 10119

Re: A call for tables

Unless I missed it, there is an important additional need: export of tables to Word should preserve the coloring of cells. I just tested this again a moment ago and the export to rtf does not preserve said coloring, although export to pdf does. This is a pure-and-simple bug. A serious one that ofte...