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Some humble suggestions

Postby Jezpakani » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:31 am

I know this application has been around for quite some time and my suggestions may not hold much weight, but I would like to present them anyway.

Palette Window
Currently this is a floating window but I would like to see it integrated into the main window. If you look at the Apple word processor Pages you will get the idea. I ask for this because I work on a MacBook Pro with a smaller screen so the palette window always seems to be in the way.

Custom Lists
I would like the ability to create custom bullet lists. By this I mean to use a custom image in place of one of the stock bullets.

Style Searching
Sometimes when cleaning up documents where I paste in text there are rogue paragraph and character styles. The palette window does show that these exist and the application gives me the ability to search and replace these which is great. But what I would like to have is to select one of these unwanted styles in the palette window then through a key combination or other to navigate to 'next' and 'previous' locations which uses the unwanted style so I can see where they are located before I do a global replace.
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Re: Some humble suggestions

Postby Bulow » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:25 pm

It is true that the palette window can be in the way, so make it disappear when you don't need it.
I have no opinion on bullets, but oh yes, please, could we have the possibility to search for styles. I think I have already asked for it a long time ago.
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Re: Some humble suggestions

Postby Eyal Redler » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:20 pm

Regarding styles, it is possible to search for styles. We have some ideas on making this more accessible and powerful but can search your document for occurrences of a style by doing the following
1. Select the text having the style/attributes you wish to look for
2. Edit->Copy Special->Copy Character Attributes (Command+Option+C)
3. Reveal the find pane (Command+F)
4. Insert an "anything" element from the insert menu at the left of the find field
5. With the blinking point still in the find field, choose Edit->Paste (Command+V) to set the copied character attitudes as the attributes to search
6. Click "Next" to find the next bit of text carrying these attributes
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Re: Some humble suggestions

Postby Moises Zumaeta » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:08 am

Eyal,

I am using mellel 3.52b2 but for some reason the shortcut copy special-character attribute/paragraph attribute does not work. I made sure to go to system preferences and verify that the shortcuts for the mellel application were properly set, and they are. On the mac system preferences I have Shift+Cmd+C for paragraph attributes and Opt+Cmd+C for character attributes, however, when I try to use them inside the application it does not work. Am I missing something? Or this is a feature that was lost in the last update?

Thanks,
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Re: Some humble suggestions

Postby Sayyaar » Mon May 15, 2017 3:05 pm

If it is ever decided to offer a unified inspector pane (like Pages and many other native apps) instead of the floating palette (current interface), could you please leave the option to have the floating palette? On a multi-monitor set up the floating palette is my preference, but I can understand why folks might want the unified inspector pane on smaller screens.
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Re: Some humble suggestions

Postby miles11 » Mon May 15, 2017 8:21 pm

Sayyaar wrote:If it is ever decided to offer a unified inspector pane (like Pages and many other native apps) instead of the floating palette (current interface), could you please leave the option to have the floating palette?


I'm comfortable using the floating palettes — and I prefer them. I have a large monitor, but the Do-All Inspector panes seem to take up far more screen space.

And, it's a snap to make the palettes appear or disappear by using the keyboard shortcut.
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