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by laup
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How Mellel has failed me
Replies: 12
Views: 6641

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: 4087

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: 10013

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: 6530

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: 10667

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: 10667

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...
by laup
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Old Mellel
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Old Mellel

I have an old file from 2008, which doesn't open. I imagine that I need to download an old version of Mellel top open it? If so, where do I find Mellel 3.?
by laup
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: auto titles numbering
Replies: 18
Views: 7971

Re: auto titles numbering

Lucia, the problem "must be" in your definition of the auto titles. You apparently have an auto title for something I would call "Unnumbered Heading (UH)". If you open the palette for Aut-Title, it should appear in the list. Click that auto-title and then click the pencil to edit. A window will open...
by laup
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Mellel 4.0.1 is here
Replies: 2
Views: 2718

Re: Mellel 4.0.1 is here

I was unable to install the update. It downloaded ok, but then during attempted installation Mellel hung up and I had to use Force Quit. This occurred even after restarting the computer. I use Sierra, OS 10.12.6. I work behind a pretty tough corporate firewall with pretty tough protective software, ...
by laup
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Text box default
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

Re: Text box default

Avner, thanks. That's an easy solution.
by laup
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Text box default
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

Text box default

Is it possible to set the default features of a textbook for a given document? For example, I might like the format to be font 10 rather than 12, left flush rather than a normal indent, and single space rather than 1.15 (my normal). I might even want the font to be colored or italic. In the absence ...
by laup
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Text box default
Replies: 0
Views: 3469

Text box default

Is it possible to set the default features of a textbook for a given document? For example, I might like the format to be font 10 rather than 12, left flush rather than a normal indent, and single space rather than 1.15 (my normal). I might even want the font to be colored or italic.
by laup
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Export options on IPAD
Replies: 8
Views: 3465

Re: Export options on IPAD

My understanding was that Mellel (including Mellel 4) cannot export to .docx directly and that some features of the track-changes function, when working with Word users, depend on going through .rtf. If so, perhaps Avner's question about Mellel for the iPad is really whether we most want the export ...
by laup
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Future with Dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

Re: Future with Dropbox

What I am referring to is using Mellel on the iPad to access and edit files that were created on a regular Mac and then saved in Dropbox. Or vice versa. The synchronization between OS X and iOS works fine if the sharing mechanism is iCloud Drive, but--unless I have not cracked the code--not with Dro...
by laup
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Future with Dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

Future with Dropbox

Mellel 4 works via iCloud Drive with Mellel for the iPad. I just tested that and synchronization had occurred. Everything seems fine.

Is it still the case that Mellel does not work with Dropbox? Are they realistic plans to make it do so?