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by laup
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Automatic adjustment of styes
Replies: 0
Views: 2328

Automatic adjustment of styes

I know that this works, and I have done it before, but I must have the wrong setting somewhere. If I change a style (e.g., change a heading's font or increase the chapter heading style so that the title is followed by a larger gap before the first paragraph or next heading), the changes should just ...
by laup
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Images are blurry.... what to do?
Replies: 16
Views: 13204

Re: Images are blurry.... what to do?

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Here is a png snapshot made with SnapZ pro after increasing the Excel table to 400%
by laup
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Images are blurry.... what to do?
Replies: 16
Views: 13204

Re: Images are blurry.... what to do?

Two additions to what has been said: 1. Beware of pdf images if you're using Word at some point because of standardization or collaborators. At least through Office 2004, Word mangles pdfs: a clean image can, when printed, turn out blurry. As a result, I use pngs, with which I've had excellent succe...
by laup
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Footnote by page, with endnotes
Replies: 2
Views: 2193

Re: Footnote by page, with endnotes

I had changed the footnote style in Edit Style Sets. When I did what you suggest (use Insert/Note/Edit Note Attributes), I saw that it was set as I intended. However, I noted that the Note Stye said "Footnote+". I have long since forgotten the arcane reason for related problems (something vaguely si...
by laup
Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Footnote by page, with endnotes
Replies: 2
Views: 2193

Footnote by page, with endnotes

I am having trouble having my footnotes restart "numbering" by page. They continue to increase continuously. I had thought this had worked in the past, so it's probably something idiotic that I am doing.???
by laup
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Importing and Exporting Styles
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: Importing and Exporting Styles

I didn't know that Pages was slow and bloated, which is a disappointment to hear, but in any case it's not yet up to the kind of writing that I do. Mellel is much better as yet (after climbing the learning curve). Unfortunately, Word compatibility is a big-deal issue for me because of (1) collaborat...
by laup
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Importing and Exporting Styles
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Importing and Exporting Styles

The subject of styles has been discussed previously, but I raise it again because iWork's Pages 08 seems to be able to import Word styles, allow writing in Pages using those styles, and allow exporting to Word in Word's styles. Can we expect that Mellel will be able to do similarly and, if so, in a ...
by laup
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Lower case umlaut?
Replies: 3
Views: 3149

Re: Lower case umlaut?

Well, I didn't know about these (or had long since forgotten). Both methods worked for me. Thanks much.

In retrospect, with the benefit of ozean's and januss's suggestions, I was also able to find full instructions from Apple's Help under "Accent."
by laup
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Lower case umlaut?
Replies: 3
Views: 3149

Lower case umlaut?

How do I insert a lower case o with an umlaut? Insert/Special Characters/Accent works for a capital O with umlaut, but lower case? It's probably obvious, but...
by laup
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Wishlist 2008
Replies: 62
Views: 36742

Re: Wishlist 2008

To be more precise about wishes for communicating with Word, I would include a very high priority on being able to import and export preserving style and style names. It would seem to me possible to have an interface in which one specifies all of the Mellel styles on the left (those used in the docu...
by laup
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Fonts in Mellel 2.2.7.1 (build b1)??
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

Misbehaving Fonts

Problem solved; Mellel, as usual, is innocent. Apple's Help has an item noting that the User fonts may appear as "Off," and that efforts to turn them on may not work. The item says that this occurs after something like a reinstallation (although I did not do one), and that the solution is to add a f...
by laup
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Fonts in Mellel 2.2.7.1 (build b1)??
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

Fonts in Mellel 2.2.7.1 (build b1)??

When I opened Mellel today, the fonts were wrong in an existing document. I ordinarily use Bookman Old as my basic font, but it seems somehow to be unavailable to Mellel. The font appears in my user Library. It IS available for use in Word. However, when I use Font Book (the built-in Mac appliction)...
by laup
Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Landscape and Portrait in the same Document
Replies: 10
Views: 13212

Landscape graphic in Portrait Document

Don I can't make it work. I create a landscape graphic in OmniGraffle. I export it to vector pdf. I open a new Mellel file and set page setup to landscape. I insert the image. I can now print to a pd file, which I assume is what you meant. However, when I now move this into a blank page of the main ...
by laup
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Crashes Upon Insertion of Figures
Replies: 3
Views: 2966

Mart'n I will try the drag and drop. I just tested again and was unable to get either Pages or Mellel to show the trouble in about ten tries. As I said, it has been difficult to reproduce the problem on demand. Ori said, in response to my help request, that the log reveals that "There is a problem w...
by laup
Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Crashes Upon Insertion of Figures
Replies: 3
Views: 2966

Crashes Upon Insertion of Figures

I have had recurrent problems, for perhaps a year or so (several updates worth or Mellel),when seeking to insert images. The usual scenario is that I am typing away, select an autotitle for Figure, select Inset Image, navigate to a folder somewhere, and select a figure--usually in png format. Mellel...