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)