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View -> Show Tab Bar - Open document into a Tab?

Postby JimmyMonkey » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:09 pm

The View Menu has the "show tab bar" option, and I can easily create a new document in that tab (which is nice), but I cannot work out how to put an existing document into the tab bar.

Initially I hoped that if I saved, shut down, and then re-started Mellel, the session would open back up with the same tabs available. In lieu of that, I thought I would be able to somehow drag or open an existing document into the tab bar, so I can easily switch between them (say document filled with research in one tab, and manuscript document in the other). When I try the user guide, etc., they don't seem to mention the View- Show Tab Bar option and what I can do with it.

I've searched on the User Guide, Forums and the Web in general for this, but can't find any documentation (lots about ruler tabs, but nothing about the tab bar). Sorry if this is a lame question that should be obvious.

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Re: View -> Show Tab Bar - Open document into a Tab?

Postby Moises Zumaeta » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:33 am

If I understand correctly what you wish to do is to open an existing document in a second tab. If that is the case the process is fairly simple. Before you open a second tab you must of course have a document already open. Then, you need to click on the second tab which will bring up the "open template" from where you would normally choose your default templates. When this happens rather than choosing a default template, go to "file" and then click "open." This will bring up a finder window from where you could choose any Mellel document stored in any folder. Select the document you want to use and it will open in the second tab. Hopefully this is what you are looking for!
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Re: View -> Show Tab Bar - Open document into a Tab?

Postby vinesy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:03 pm

Or click: Window --> Merge all windows
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Re: View -> Show Tab Bar - Open document into a Tab?

Postby JimmyMonkey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:22 pm

Fabulous! Thanks for the help.

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Re: View -> Show Tab Bar - Open document into a Tab?

Postby JimmyMonkey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:33 pm

Also, just a note on opening a new document from the tab bar . . . I wasn't getting the option to open a file as Moises suggests above because I had a setting that did not allow it work. So the setting should be:

Preferences -> Open & Save -> With New Documents -> Open Template Browser (rather than "Use A Template").

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