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Details about Mellel 4.0.2 (September 30, 2017)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a regression (in 4.0.1) that caused Mellel to crash and misbehave when performing bibliography scans

Details about Mellel 4.0.1 (September 26, 2017)

Bug Fixes:

  • Updated localisations
  • Updated user guide
  • Fixed typo (Autotitiles->Autotitles) in The auto-title pane blocker view
  • Fixed an issue that caused the symbols & numbers group heading fields not to appear correctly according to the numbers & symbols grouping setting in “Edit Index Attributes” window
  • Matched order of side pane items in View menu and side pane
  • fixed spelling Seperate -> Separate in Edit Index attributes and Index style editor
  • Changed “Show Comments” to “Show Remarks” in outline context menu
  • Fixed many issues under 10.6, including missing palettes, misbehaving side pane
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash when displaying a text box or an image with a frame with rounded corners in mac os 10.8 and previous versions
  • Fixed an issue that cased Mellel to hang and behave oddly when opening documents with list that had old style (pre 4.0) level overrides specifying only character style variation.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash when switching autotitle setups while still editing a tag flow that will be deleted as a result of the operation
  • Fixed an issue that caused final citation order to become mangled for citations in notes referenced from a single table cell.
  • Fixed an issue that caused bad rendering of references inside notes
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash when choosing “Capture selection from screen” from context menu while editing a comment.
  • some performance improvements to find/replace application
  • Improved appearance for preferences toolbar with some localisations
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Mellel 4 trial day counter to go to zero after migrating an older Mellel 3 installation settings.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “13” entry in the font size popup to be replaced by whatever “other” value a user enters in some circumstances.
  • Fixed problem that caused the left border of the “Characters” field in a story point on the side pane not to be drawn on some systems
  • Fixed a bug that caused added characters and locations not to be saved in a story point when document is saved and closed right after adding while creating a story point or location.
  • disabling virtual target popup when there are no virtual targets available in bookmark popover and edit cell
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to turn on the discrete GPU (higher energy consumption) when launched
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “mention” popup in edit page style (header/footer editor) to be empty.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the placeholder “title” element for mentions to become chopped in header/footer editor in page style editor.
  • Fixed shortcut for soft hyphen in french localisation

Details about Mellel 4.0 (August 22, 2017)

New Features

  • Index
  • Story
  • Auto-indent
  • “Welcome to Mellel” window
  • Migration Assistant
  • Tags & Tag icons
  • Option to convert and upgrade Mac App Store receipts to direct licenses

Improvements

  • Outline
    • Displaying marker for outline items
    • Displaying tag icons for appropriate items
    • (optionally) Displaying comments in outline
    • Wrapping titles
    • Inline editing
    • Improved conversion of incompatible format elements (tabs, line breaks) when displaying
    • Adding, indenting/outdenting and removing via keyboard shortcuts
    • Add sibling, aunt or child for outline items
    • Tab to switch to document text
    • Option to set outline font size
    • Option to open for editing outline items attributes in the outline
    • Option to filter outline items by name, comment, tag and marker
    • ‘+’ button to create a new outline item
  • Auto-titles
    • Editing via popover
    • Allowing to delete auto-title via popover button
    • Added tags
    • Added comments
    • Added markers
    • Improved conversion of selected text into an auto-title
    • Renamed “Prompt for title when inserting” to “Select title after inserting” and changed behaviour accordingly
  • Bookmarks
    • Editing via popover
    • Allowing to delete auto-title via popover button
    • Added tags
    • Added comments
    • Added markers
    • Bookmark name based on selected text (if any) when inserting, bookmark doesn’t remove the selection but is inserted at the beginning
    • Style Set window
    • Tabbed design
    • allowing to move to next/previous style within the style editors
  • GUI & Design
    • New application icon
    • New document and template icons
    • New about screen
    • New toolbar icons
    • New palette icons
    • New preferences icons
    • New and bigger tab stop and margin/indent icons
    • New rendering style for format elements (auto-title formats, x ref, index attributes)
  • Notes
    • Using “Attributes Buttons” to manage reference symbol, note symbol and note text styling
    • Allows applying styles and variations
    • Allows setting “ad-hoc” attributes
    • Allows managing the corresponding character and paragraph styles from within the
    • Allowing to fully manage note styles from within the note streams sheet including adding, deleting, renaming and modifying note styles.
  • Lists
    • Using an “Attribute button” to control character attributes for the list symbol in the list palette and list style dialog
    • Allows applying styles and variations
    • Allows setting “ad-hoc” attributes
    • Allows managing the character and style from within the popover (no need to modify the style elsewhere)
    • Line numbering
    • Using an “Attribute button” to control character attributes for the line number in the “Line Numbers” panel.
    • Allows applying styles and variations
    • Allows setting “ad-hoc” attributes
    • Allows managing the character and style from within the popover (no need to modify the style elsewhere)
  • Comments
    • Using an “Attribute button” to control character attributes for comments in the preferences.
    • Allows applying styles and variations
    • Allows setting “ad-hoc” attributes
    • Allows managing the character and style from within the popover (no need to modify the style elsewhere)
  • Character style editor
    • No longer using the “A” widget to indirectly select which colour and border we’re working on, all controls are available at the root level.
  • Document window
    • Improved management of document window sizing to accommodate the open/close states of various panes and their contents and adjust it when needed.
  • TOC
    • TOC page numbers are now live links in exported PDF
    • Cross Reference
    • Allowing to filter targets according to name, tag and marker
  • Template Browser
    • New design
    • Removed recent documents section
    • Removed indication and setting of default template
  • Revamped document creation flow
    • Removed the confusing “With new documents” preference setting
    • File->New always opens the template browser
    • File->New with defaults opens a new document based on the default template
    • Clear & Simple UI for choosing the default template in Preferences
  • Markers
    • Removed document specific marker names, marker names are always global
    • Allow setting marker names and colours to any custom value in the preferences, applies immediately to any document
    • Better default names and colours for markers
    • Option to reset marker names and colours to factory defaults
    • Allowing to set markers for elements in panes like outline items, story elements and index records
  • Logging
    • Logging is now done to a mellel specific file in “Application Support” and not to the system console, option for diagnostic logging
  • Application Startup
    • Under the hood changes to allow more orderly showing of various windows at startup (registration prompt, campaign windows, welcome to mellel etc.)
  • Mellel text fields
    • Numerous improvements to Mellel text fields (non system provided text fields like find and replace, format fields, citation text in citation dialog etc) for better looks and more consistent behaviour with standard controls
  • Registration prompt, signup dialogs
    • New design
  • Character Palette
    • Removed “Attributes/More” tab
    • Removed “A” widget to select part/border
    • Popovers to set some less frequently accessed attributes like stroke type/colour and secondary font
    • Wider font popup menu
  • Breaks
    • Added “Fixed width No-Break space” character (Insert->Special Character->Space->Fixed width No-Break space) a no break space that maintains it’s width (identical to the normal space width) in justified paragraphs
  • Floating Elements
    • Out of range floating elements handling – mellel detects cases where changes to the length of page ranges causes floating elements (images or text boxes) to be hidden and shows a sheet allowing to correct the problem (removing the images or moving them to a visible location)
  • Templates
    • New set of factory templates
    • Registration
    • Improved messaging for registration issues
    • Better handling for errors typing registration code
    • Updated hyphenation dictionaries
    • Default zoom setting is now 128

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused annoying and inconsistent behaviour that caused Mellel to forget character attributes changes made to the blinking insertion point when on the last paragraph
  • Correct export for directionality breaking space in plain text
  • Fixed an issue that cause some strange stuff, including crashes to happen when dragging images and text over a mention
  • Fixed a few memory leaks
  • Fixed an issue that caused bad layout of sections after undoing a removal of a section break.
  • Fixed an issue that cause citations dragged from bookends to appear unverified
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to pause slightly and then beep when clicking “Copy Citation” in bookends while in Live Bibliography mode.
  • Fixed an issue that causes incorrect x-ref renderings with documents containing very large amount of references
  • Fixed a crash that could happen in a very rare case where a document would contain a few blank pages at the end.
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