Release Notes for Mellel 3.4.4

Enhancements, Mellel for iPad (iOS)

  • Added support for command+b, +i and +u shortcuts (with a hardware keyboard) to toggle bold, italic and underline

Bug Fixes, Mellel for iPad (iOS)

  • When creating a new comment or opening an existing comment for editing the entire comment text is selected
  • Correctly navigating to edit user name after the user clicks "edit name" in the user name validation dialogue. Selecting text when switching to edit user name
  • Corrected behaviour with iOS 9 new split screen feature

Bug fixes, Mellel for Mac (Mac OS)

  • Improved support for font substitution with Coptic text
  • Added Coptic, Thai and Lao scripts to secondary font script list
  • Updated German hyphenation dictionary
  • Added support for ')' bracketing for citations
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash when closing a window while in fullscreen mode
  • Fixed an issue when selecting a font family for the first time while in the find/replace fields would result in the family popup menu jumping back to the first menu
  • Fixed rendering of Thai text in the Outline and other places in the UI
  • Fixed an issue that caused italics to spread over to the entire citation on the second, third, etc bibliography scans when the final citation starts with italics
  • Fixed all sorts of issues with setting up and adjusting the markers submenu (edit menu), palette and keyboard shortcuts when the focus is in the find/replace fields
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect text entry when typing Korean fast in big and slow documents.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the character attribute description in "replace styles" not to include the marker attribute.
  • Allowing and preserving (not converting to normal text) percent encoded text in URL (if web)
  • Adjusting zoom level after showing/hiding the palettes in full-screen mode.
  • Fixed issues that caused bad/mis positioning of palettes when switching to split view on El Capitan and in other cases.

Release Notes for Mellel 3.4.3

Bug Fixes, Mellel for Mac (Mac OS)

  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to sometimes crash when typing in cells in the Page Style header/footer editor
  • Fixed a problem that caused Mellel to crash under some rare conditions
  • Fixed an issue where clicking inside a table inside a header/footer sometimes caused Mellel to crash
  • Updated German, French and Spanish localisation
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Verify citation button in the Edit Citation dialogue boxto spin indefinitely after being pressed
  • Fixed an issue that caused space markings to appear in citations when printing/exporting to pdf (with Show Hidden turned on)
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to sometimes fail to perform a bibliography scan when the cursor was positioned at the end of the document
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to hang when converting text to Kanji using the Japanese input method
  • Fixedan issue that caused Mellel to pause and display a spinning cursor when opening documents, if the template browser Recent pane has been shown and if it contained very big and heavy documents
  • Fixed an issue that caused jerky selection behaviour when moving the cursor outside of a page while making a selection
  • Fixed an issue that caused clicking and double-clicking in the page margin in compact view mode to be ignored, preventing things like double clicking beside a table to select it
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to show the bottom part of the page when pressing the "page up" button

Bug Fixes, Mellel for iPad (iOS)

  • Support for iOS 9 "trackpad" gestures, and undo/redo buttons in the keyboard
  • Fixed a problem that caused Mellel to crash under some rare conditions
  • Fixed an issue that caused space markings to appear in citations when printing/exporting to pdf

  • Release Notes for Mellel 3.4.2

Bug Fixes, Mellel for Mac (Mac OS)

  • Fixed a bug in 3.4.1 that caused Mellel to save files without their Style set, causing all sorts of issues, including crashes when inserting footnotes/endnotes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to fail to open .mell files of certain vintages and to convert such files into an un-openable .mellel files. Also made changes so that such un-openable files produced by this bug will be opened and corrected.

Release Notes for Mellel 3.4.1

Bug Fixes, Mellel for iPad (iOS)

  • Fixed a bug that caused the keyboard correction hi-lighting to sometimes appear misaligned with the text. 
  • Updated Help, mainly with better document sharing and synching instructions. 
  • Fixed a few of bugs that caused Mellel to crash under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to crash when selecting multiple table cells.

Bug Fixes, Mellel for Mac (Mac OS)

  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to fail to launch in 64 bit mode on Mac OS 10.6.x.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Hyphenation not work.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Arrow keys movements to behave incorrectly sometimes when editing annotations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to fail to open certain older .mell files.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash while creating a scanning for a Bibliography.
  • Restored ability to drag and drop Find-Sets from the Find-Set dialogue to the Finder.
  • Fixed problems with German, Spanish and Hebrew localisation, updated English and German help files.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Check Spelling via the Spelling panel not to function.
  • Fixed some truncated labels in the Note streams dropping sheet.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash with some font configurations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash after inserting a mention while editing a Page style.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash when typing using an input method inside a comment.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to crash after editing an inline (Auto-title, Citation, Hyperlink) in its dialogue, when track-changes was on.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to sometimes crash when typing using an input method (Japanese, Chinese, etc.)
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to open certain older files slightly incorrectly and then produce an un-openable file after saving. 
  • Added an ability to open and fix files that were corrupted by the previous bug.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to render the st ligature in normal text with some fonts.
  • Fixed an issue that caused bad fit with document view size, when opening the first document after launching, and causing jerky document view scaling when resizing the document window.

Release Notes for Mellel 3.4.0

New Features

  • Added option to export outline to PDF
  • Added option to export annotations to PDF
  • Language handling improvments
    • "None" language defines spelling dictionary as "automatic by language"
    • Blocking option to set spelling dictionary and other settings to the "none" language
    • Default languge is "none", keyboard synchronisation is off by default
    • Ignoring language info when pasting rtf and html, using the language currently used in the document text
    • Added preferences option to allow ignoring language settings in imported rtf documents

Improvements

  • Mellel is now 64/32 bit universal binary, including quick look and spotlight plug-ins
  • Improved interaction for resizing images using an eight handle system.
  • Improved handling and detection of clicks outside pages for better selection behaviour
  • Revised and improved "Scroll to show" (Scrolling done when searching and navigating in the document)
  • Revised and improved the way pages are positioned on the document view
  • Removed references to Lucida Grande in UI, replaced with Helvetica Neue
  • Adjusted design of document and find set windows to suite Yosemite
  • Improved font substitution (for characters not supported by selected font), considers boldness of font etc.
  • Improved missing font substitution, Mellel will try to match the face (bold, italic etc) of the substitute font with the face of the original font 
  • Renamed "Copy/Paste Special" menu items to include the word "Copy" or "Paste" for better clarity and to allow assigning keyboard shortcuts to them
  • Uniform (regardless of page scaling) 1 point wide caret
  • Improved rendering of letters+combining marks (accents) for non-Opentype fonts
  • Improved Find Set interaction
    • Enabled stopping (with no consequences) a find set while applying it
    • Smooth progress animation while applying a find set
    • Improved performance
  • When deleting a comment while editing, selection is moved to the text location that the comment is marking instead of just stopping the editor

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where typing a number with a thousands separator in the page number field of "go to page" dialog would cause the program to go to page 1
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to fail to match attributes when making searches involving color attributes.
  • Re-Enabled editing marker names in document setup sheet
  • Fixed a bug that caused selection to stop responding when dismissing a comment while editing it. 
  • Fixed issues with navigating and finding content inside comments that are applied to the beginning of the text
  • Fixed an issue that caused the page style indicator not to be updated after applying a page style
  • Correctly adjusting cursor when moving over the ruler
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to produce faulty OPML when choosing the "export content as notes"
  • Fixed an issue where default printer selection would not apply on new documents.
  • Added language to the attribute description in replace styles.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to take extremely long time to zoom in when pressing command + on certain documents. 
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to hang and show the spinning cursor when going over the "Comment" submenu in the edit menu with certain documents.
  • Fixed a bug that caused single and double quotes to be inserted twice when using typographer quotes in conjunction with keyboard layoutes that produce single and double quotes using a "dead key" (for example U.S. International - PC)